How connected is your city?: New Transit Access Theme in the Urban Observatory

Blog Post created by bell.jennifer.d on Dec 9, 2014

Which areas in a city have easy access to public transportation? Check out the new Transit Access theme in the Urban Observatory to find out!


This access map reveals areas that are 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 km away from the nearest bus, metro or train stop.  These distances equate to around a 5, 10, and 12 minute walk, typically.


Transit locations are from the GTFS Data Exchange. Access is based on a walkability analysis in ArcGIS, using Network Analyst and HERE streets data in StreetMap Premium.