Meet the Toronto Transit Explorer
Sidewalk Labs has rolled out its Toronto Transit Explorer navigation tool. The new platform shows how long it takes to get from Point A to anywhere in the city using different modes of public transit, including bus, streetcar, subway and rail, along with wheelchair-accessible transit, bikeshare, cycling, and walking.
Users need to select a transportation mode from the Toronto Transit Explorer menu and drop a pin anywhere on the city map, or simply enter an address. The tool generates a map showing travel times with areas in dark blue the quickest to reach with that mode choice. As the colour gets lighter, travel times increase.
Travellers can compare modes by selecting alternatives, while the tool can also compare how long it takes to make the same trip using different modes.
There’s no driving option, though. “The goal of the Toronto Transit Explorer is to focus on how much of the city is accessible to people without having to own a car,” Sidewalk Labs explains.
The company says its engineering team is planning to build in future scenarios to see how changes to transit infrastructure in Toronto might impact access to the city.
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