I think I’ve finally perfected my method for linking real-time data with scheduled stops. This is a comparison of the average (weekly) scheduled speeds to the observed average speed for each stop->stop segment. Results that look roughly as expected are what we all hope for.
Note that each classification is broken into eight equal sized quantiles
There is a lot of information in that little gif! More than I can explain here. More to come…
Higher resolution here by the way. It’s interesting to look at even if you don’t know Toronto. Also, the line widths are determined by the number of trips scheduled for each segment.
Just a little update on and reminder of an earlier post:
Come on down to the Macaron Bar tonight for Final Friday! My friend Ivan and I are having our first little gallery show! It’s a collaborative project, mapping out the abstract space defined by the ghostlike threads of 300+ transit GPS transponders as they trace their way around the city for a single day.
A quick and dirty cell-phone capture of a really nice looking piece.
Some of the smaller pieces start at $20 and could make a lovely little souvenir. We hope you’ll come by tonight (and I also strongly recommend the Minumentals show at the AAC tonight [and their open bar]), but the pieces should also be hanging for the next few weeks, so you can come by later if you don’t make it.
I had an unusually clear thought the other day when a friend of mine asked my opinion, late and rhetorically: “How do we get people out of their cars? Free them from their chains!”
It’s always nice to see others hold a familiar old opinion up to you, its gauziness so apparent with just a little light behind it. I replied all too seriously:
What we must do is convince them that they have already committed themselves to our own favourite fetters.
I’ve recently become involved with a new podcast over on the Meddling with Nature blog, where I also happen to be a fairly regular contributor. Our second episode was about ‘roadkill’, a topic I’ve discussed here before as well. As it seems only so rarely that the different aspects of my generalist interests overlap, I can get quite excited and hope to cement the connections; it is in this eager spirit of cement that I share with you in the transportation world, a relevant part of my more philosophical and psychological interests.