Jan 24, 2011

NYC taxi trips in one single hour.

That amazing graphic there to your left represents one hour of rides in New York — the 4 p.m. hour, well known to New Yorkers as the most difficult time to catch cabs. 

This is shown in vivid colours by this data visualization made by Zoe Fraade-Blanar, who mapped pick-up and drop-off locations by NYC neighborhood, based on taxi-trip data from the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.
The wheel shows the neighbourhoods where the riders managed to get a taxi at that time and where they went.

It can be perceived how most of the late afternoon fares in the West Village and TriBeCa are leaving the neighborhood, while in the Financial District and East Village most of them are arriving. While almost all of the rides to and from Chelsea at that hour are to Chelsea. Even the few riders who hailed a cab from the Chelsea were dropped off in the same neighborhood. This is really an brilliant thing to make and definitely to look at. 

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