Please enjoy this courtesy of the team at CityLab about how to track traffic using an NYU dynamic transportation study:
Commuters make Manhattan’s population double from 2 million to 4 million people every day during the work week. But that influx of people scattered on the densest borough’s busy streets can be difficult to wrap your head around. Take a look at this GIF of a new interactive from geo-spatial data scientist Justin Fung, and you’ll catch the rhythm of the city’s working heartbeat.
Fung pulled together data from the 2010 Census, MTA turnstile data, and a previous NYU Wagner dynamic population study to produce the hourly, block-by-block population bars that arguably demonstrate the need for skyscrapers—or a least, lunch spots, since peak Manhattan population hits on Wednesdays at CityLab context: An economic explanation of New York’s skyscrapers and Where do the five boroughs of New York live and work?