Walk? or Bus?; Chart Helps Determine What’ll Get You There Faster

28 09 2009
By Azadeh Ensha, 11:00 AM on Mon Sep 28 2009, 15,009 views (Edit, to draft, Slurp)

If you live in a city where walking and public transportation are the default modes of travel, weblog Visualmotive offers a chart and simple formula to help determine whether you should wait for the next bus or just hoof it.

According to the site, applying the following rule of thumb will help determine whether you should walk or wait for the bus:

If you have N blocks to travel, you should only wait for the bus if it is less than N minutes away.

Visualmotive has also come up with a corresponding chart (see it in full at the site) to advise you on whether you should walk or bus.

Check it out, then browse previously mentioned public transportation services PublicRoutes and Hopstop to help find local walking and public transportation directions to your destination. Got your own useful rule of thumb for whether or not you’re going to wait for the next bus/train or just put on your walking shoes? Let’s hear your tips in the comments.

Walk or Bus? [Visualmotive]

that means… if I don’t see a bus coming within 15 minutes, I’d be faster to walk to school!!




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