DC Commuters

In: Culture Maps Source: Washington Post

16 Dec 2010

Maps of who commutes using public transport, and who has to get up before 7am to make it to work (an odd metric, no?). Related story.

map of washington dc commute time and use of public transport

2 Responses to DC Commuters



December 17th, 2010 at 9:46 am

An odd metric for a statistician, but not an odd metric for a journalist. Even though there are a multitude of reasons why someone could be leaving that early, that statistic perfectly captures the water cooler crappy commute comparison conversations to which most readers can relate.

There should be a name for metrics that are imprecise but stir the emotions, like “narrative metric” or something.



December 18th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Why on earth would you think that was a strange metric? What time in the morning do you think office cleaners, police, shift workers – i.e. large chunks of both blue and white collar jobs – actually start…?

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