This Cool Map Shows the Hourly Volume of Taxi Pickups in New York City

Photo: Viewing NYC

This interesting interactive data visualization from Max Galka of Metrocosm (previously) maps out the hourly volume of taxi pickups across New York City during an average weekday.

The map reveals some surprising patterns. What I expected to see was a spike of morning commuters picking up taxis in Brooklyn and Queens bound for Manhattan, and another late afternoon spike in Manhattan as the same commuters pick up taxis to get back home. Apparently, I underestimated the City’s public transportation and it’s weekday nightlife, since the highest volume of taxi pickups in Brooklyn/Queens occurs at around 10pm.

Check out the accompanying article for more analysis on the data.

via Metrocosm

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