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Readers interested in data visualizations and the environmental impacts of urban transportation may appreciate Edinburgh's Transport Story, a story map that explores how people travel on their daily commutes in the Edinburgh region, which has the second lowest rate of car commutes in the UK after London. This project presents viewers with five interactive maps (created using census data) showing where people in the Edinburgh region use different transportation methods for their daily commutes, including walking, bicycling, taking public transportation, and driving. Accompanied by data figures and photographs, these maps show that while "sustainable" travel methods (used here to collectively refer to public transport, cycling, and walking) make up the majority of commuters in the Edinburgh metropolitan area, the rate of car commutes dramatically increases to dominate in areas further away from Edinburgh. Edinburgh's Transport Story was created by Patrick Miner, a graduate student in human geography at the University of Edinburgh where he researches public transportation and city planning.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-08-31
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0831

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