Monday, April 27, 2009

One Car, Two Car, Three Car, Blue Car

When you have access to transit, you use it. I'm looking at maps and doing GIS analysis on American Cities for most of my day. So I'm really interested in looking at these types of maps in cities outside of the US. In this instance, this is a map of car ownership and transit ridership in Melbourne, one of the cities that kept its streetcars. What is fascinating is the amount of single car ownership along the transit lines. Now it isn't controlled for income levels, self selection or the size of the household, but it would be interesting to take a look at the household costs for living near the lines vs. living away from them. Anyways, check it out at Transport Textbook.


Anonymous said...

as far as i can tell, it seems like melburne is a better version of san francisco. this video is especially cool:

njh said...

Doesn't smell of piss for a start ;)