Transit walking distance: Calgary

How far do people walk to take transit? This is a classic question in transit planning, and the most common answer is “400m”, represented as a 400m circle around the stop. A longer distance, 800m is also often cited, particularly around rail stations. (In the US, these round very neatly to 1/4 mile and 1/2 […]

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Visualizing LRT frequency

There’s a lot of ways to visualize frequency; I’m hoping this is relatively intuitive. Here is the service offered by the light rail networks in Canada and the US. The grid represents a station at the edge of the downtown during the 7 to 8 AM weekday time period; each cell is a minute, and […]

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The start of a journey

This is the first entry in what I hope will become a blog looking at all the things I’m interested in — transportation (especially transit and walking), cities, demographics, maybe even a little economics and sport — through my favourite lenses; namely wordy texts and brightly coloured maps and charts. The title is hopefully a […]

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