Smart City Mapping and Transit Planning

If you live in Toronto and only give serious thought to one thing today, it should be to this interactive transit map created by Metro . The map shows all existing, planned, and proposed transit lines in the city, and then overlays population densities, commuting patterns, household income, and so on. It’s a super valuable map that I think reveals a lot about how we should be focusing our energies to get Toronto moving. So what sorts of things does it tell us? I’ll give 2 examples. If you look at commuting patterns across the Bloor-Danforth subway line, you’ll see that Runnymede station in the west is where people switch over from taking transit to driving. People west of that station tend to drive. Naturally, it also happens to coincide with where population densities start to fall off. By contrast, if you look at the east side of the city along the Danforth and beyond, t...

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