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Transit Time maps now include DC

Thanks to WMATA's recent release of transit information for software developers, DC is now part of Walk Score's "Transit Time" maps. They show the spots you can reach in 15, 30 and 45 minutes by transit and walking. Update: it looks like this only includes Metrorail so far.

Go here, then zoom way out to pan the map over to the Washington, DC area. They haven't updated the dropdown menu yet, but the mapping application works.

Michael Perkins serves on the Arlington County Transportation Commission, though the views expressed here are his own. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two children. 


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seems flawed, I have a bustop in front of my place in Alexandria and it takes me 25 minutes tops to get to the pentagon, yet the range from my place on this map is limited.

by SA on Mar 30, 2009 9:03 am • linkreport

Looking at this more closely, I'm convinced that this is Metrorail only. A friend's house in NE Capitol Hill appears connected only by walking and taking the train from Stadium/Armory.


by Michael Perkins on Mar 30, 2009 9:34 am • linkreport

In case you were wondering, "walking" speed is assumed to be around 1.5 mph, based on the distance between contours for non-transit segments.

by Michael Perkins on Mar 30, 2009 9:40 am • linkreport

I concur with SA and Michael - definitely metrorail only for at least the addresses that I tried. I bus from Alexandria to the Pentagon, as well, during the week but the map only shows how far I can walk in 45 minutes - my entire commute takes that long with Metrobus and Metrorail.

by timfry on Mar 30, 2009 9:41 am • linkreport

It's definitely using a very slow walking speed setting. My walk-and-Metrorail commute takes a consistent 22 minutes from my apartment in Woodley Park to my office near Farragut Square. Walk Score shows it being over 30 minutes.

by Josh Barro on Mar 30, 2009 11:46 am • linkreport

Hmm this is for very slow walkers apparently. I live 30 minutes walk (max) from Union Station and 20 minutes from stadium Armory. (Near "The Starburst" at Maryland and H NE) But neither is listed as being less than 45 minutes walk.

Looking more closely, I think there might only be the 15 and 30 minutes walks on this map. Are there three shades of blue?

by Tom A on Mar 30, 2009 1:18 pm • linkreport

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