Greater Greater Washington

Bicycling


Visualize Metro rides, CaBi trips, and Beltway travel times

MV Jantzen has created another neat Metro-related visualization. This one lets you see the pattern of trips on Metro from a given starting station, based on data from 2007 (unfortunately, the only data available).


Metro trips from Brookland. Click for interactive version.

Mouse over a station to see the trips from that station. The blue circle shows the magnitude of trips starting at that station, and the red circles show the relative number of trips ending at each station.

Rahul Nair, a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland, has created some great visualizations as well. One shows Capital Bikeshare trips from one selected station. It's displaying the same type of data as the MV Jantzen app, origin-destination pairs for a single origin, though it uses arrows instead of bubbles.


CaBi trips from 17th and Corcoran. Click for interactive version.

Nair also built a tool showing travel times on the Beltway, using data from INRIX for 2011:


Inner Loop (clockwise) traffic on Monday at 8 am. Click for interactive version.
David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington and Greater Greater Education. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the area which is, in many ways, greater than those others, and wants to see it become even greater. 

Comments

lol @ 11 trips from Dupont to Farragut West.

by Nick on Mar 6, 2012 12:00 pm • linkreport

These are really cool tools. It would help to have someone articulate what interesting questions can be answered with them. It's not obvious to me what we can learn, although the potential is certainly there.

by Ward 1 Guy on Mar 8, 2012 10:37 am • linkreport

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