By Hugh Barrigan, Andre Calmon and Vishal Gupta
Ours is an interactive visualization that allows users to explore the breadth and complexity of Hubway’s network. We highlight the “Hubway Highways” –routes that are used on average 1.5 times per day or more. Users can contrast these high-frequency routes with lower-frequency routes by simply clicking on a station. At the same time we analyze key metrics through the “Station at a Glance” dashboard. By clicking on various stations users can quickly determine which stations are most popular, which stations most effectively build community by connecting various neighborhoods of Boston and which stations most successfully reduce CO2 emissions by helping take cars off the road. Finer details on types of riders and most frequent destinations are also available.