Read discussions about visualization, research, and transport policy.
Via Rail's Holiday Blues
December 29, 2022
My opinion piece for the Globe and Mail on how Canadian rail policy contributed to the disasterous weekend over the 2022 Christmas holiday.
August 30, 2022
Recreating a Transit Travel Time Map from 1922
I decided to try my hand at updating a 100-year-old map of transit travel times in Melbourne.
May 22, 2022
How Fares Can Impact Access to Opportunities
"Premium" transit (such as commuter rail) can create gaps between what is accessible when fare money is limited. I outline a recently published study exploring this gap in seven major U.S. urban areas.
January 27, 2022
Mapping Transit Equity: Finding the Right Amount of Nuance
An "artist's statement" on a visualization of the distribution of nearby residents to stations on Calgary's current and future LRT network.
November 09, 2021
Do We Need Behaviour Models in Transit Planning?
Is prediction necessary for good transit planning? Alex Karner and I elaborate on a recent exchange with public transit consultant Jarrett Walker.
August 16, 2021
Five Minute Findings: Cycling and Infrastructure
A quick look at recent studies on cycling infrastructure, complete networks, and getting it built.
July 14, 2021
Six Better Ways to Visualize Transit Reliability
Despite reliability being at or near the top of what's important to passengers and data that is commonly available, transit agencies lack nuanced and detailed reporting on reliability. Here are six visualizations that can help communicate the reliability of a route better.