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What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work?

Matt Ball on April 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Transportation

We tend to talk about transportation as if the ultimate goal were mere movement, measured in speed, time and capacity. We build roads to carry as many cars as quickly as possible (safely, that is). We measure a highway’s rush-hour performance in miles per hour. We assess public transit by how many passengers ride a subway system, or how quickly buses travel through town.

The ultimate goal of transportation, though, isn’t really to move us. It’s to connect us — to jobs, to schools, to the supermarket. And recognizing this means viewing transportation in a slightly different way.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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