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CDRC Maps London’s Daily Commute

Oliver O’Brien, CDRC Data Scientist and Senior Research Associate at UCL Dept of Geography, has published a visualisation of Department for Transport traffic counts by mode, for the morning rush hour for London, at http://vis.oobrien.com/trafficcounts/. Viewers can access raw counts data over the last 15 years, for several thousand measuring sites in the capital, and see how volumes and mode share have changed, on a street-by-street basis, as the capital’s commuting patterns continue to evolve.  A detailed description of the interactive map is at http://oobrien.com/2017/03/evolution-of-londons-rush-hour-traffic-mix/. The CDRC is looking to expand its coverage and work of transport-related consumer datasets, and is working with local councils to help analyse and visualise their transport-related datasets. The work was featured in a recent article published by Wired: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-traffic-map-busy-congestion has has already led to expressions of interest from other potential data providers.