A transit-centric map of the Capital Region

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Here's a follow-up of sorts to yesterday's post about the Capital Region's relatively low levels of traffic congestion, commuting, and planning for how to get around in the future.

An org called the Center for Neighborhood Technology has an online app called AllTransit that maps access to transit and jobs for locations.* It also digests all those bits into scores so they can be compared.

Here's the profile for the city of Albany, which scored a 7.8 -- "Very good combination of trips per week and number of jobs accessible enabling many people to take transit to work." (For some comparison, Colonie scores a 4.4 and Bethlehem a 2.5.)

One of the things that's interesting about this tool is the way it sort of creates what we sort of think of as as a topographic map of access-to-transit around the area. There are a handful of really high points -- the hearts of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy primarily -- and things slope downward from there.

*We could have sworn we mentioned this tool before, but couldn't find it while rummaging through the archive. It's probably all the way in the back of the cabinet, unopened, with the expiration date on the jar past.

(Thanks, Jen!)

Earlier:
+ The Capital Region's transit arteries
+ The potential impact of bus rapid transit
+ A brief (alternate) history of the Capital Region's much-admired light rail system

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It's almost as if there's a relationship between density and transit. What could it be?

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