- Map helps authorities make life easier for people riding their bikes in London
Seeing how more and more people are choosing to ride their bikes rather than drive their cars when going to work, and also taking into consideration the fact that London is a rather crowded city, researchers have developed an animation that helps show what areas are the ones commuters more often choose.
Created by Jo Wood, presently working with the City University in London, this animation starts by showing all of the bike-routes in London.
Gradually, those less traveled by fade away, and in the end one can easily notice that three parts of London are the ones most often chosen by citizens: Hyde Park in the west, the region between Waterloo and the City in the east, and King's Cross St. Pancras in the north.
As Jo Wood explains, “"[Visual analytics] allow transport planners and organisations such as Transport for London to make better informed decisions to support the movement of people around our cities.”