DRIVING TRIP LENGTHS IN COLUMBUS, OH


This graph shows histories for various trips through Columbus. The data are generated by polling Google's Map Directions API and storing the results in our database for temporal analysis. Using these data we can create time cubes.

Driving trip lengths reflect local traffic patterns, illustrating congestion and roadways incidents that snarl highways. Looking at travel times between significant regional destinations, like job centers and travel hubs, can provide data on commuting trends and road conditions that are valuable when understanding the comprehensive transportation for Columbus. The peaks and valleys in travel times revealed by the data could help shape public policy to incentivize off-peak travel, reducing congestion and emissions from vehicles.