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Visualization of the Week: Hubway commuters’ time saved

An interactive visualization shows how bike-sharing service Hubway has saved its commuters more than 45,000 hours of travel time.

Boston’s bike-sharing service Hubway recently opened up its data and held a visualization contest. The winners were announced this week: Overall Best Visualization went to MIT student Virot “Ta” Chiraphadhanakul. His interactive visualization measures trip times from one Hubway station to another and compares the times to the same trips using Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) public transportation and/or walking. His results show that in 513,733 one-way trips, commuters have saved more than 45,000 hours of travel time by using Hubway.

The overall interactive chart allows you to hover over specific dots, or trips, to see travel times and time saved using Hubway. Bigger dots represent more popular trips.


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