Dec 17, 2013

Rudin Center for Transportation Rolls Out “Mobility Factbook”

       How many pedestrians pass through Grand Central Terminal on a weekday? What’s the average length of a subway trip? How many people have signed up for the NYC bicycle share program?

       NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center for Transportation has rolled out a "Mobility Factbook" to answer these questions and more - explaining how people move in, through, and out of New York City.

        The new website conveys precise usage patterns and trends for each of the city’s 28 transportation modes. It highlights the use of multiple modes, the surge in off-peak travel, and the use of information technology to enhance mobility.

     You can visit the Mobility Factbook at www.nycmobility.org.

     A few of the facts:

      * The Grand Central Terminal Area hosts 750,000 pedestrians every weekday - more than the population of North Dakota (672,391).

      * The average subway ride is six miles long.

      * The new bike share program has gained 94,000 annual members.

     The new website is the brainchild of Rudin digital manager and Wagner adjunct assistant professor of planning Sarah Kaufman.

 

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