Contra Costa Air Quality

(A still of commute patterns in the East Bay. Screen grab via: Activemaps) Data is an empowering and effective tool for better understanding our everyday lives, and when that information can be easily digested through visuals we are all the more grateful. With this in mind, a thank you is due to UC Berkeley planning Ph.D. student Fletcher Foti, who recently  compiled commute patterns in greater New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and created an interactive visualization called “Active Maps.” Active Maps shows a day of travel from recent travel surveys and can be sorted by income and zoomed to specific areas.... Read the rest
One cool thing about knowing BART arrival times (other than how long you have to wait until the next train), is seeing those trains move along the system in real time. Meet WhereISBART.com. Have you ever wondered how many trains were in the BART system at a given time? Or, how far away is that next train, really? Or, if my friends boarded BART at another station a few minutes ago, will I meet them on this train that’s arriving now?... Read the rest