Tuesday, August 07, 2018

How far can you travel on a Dublin bus?


Dublin is currently planning a major overhaul of its bus network. This will involve a more efficient network which connects more locations and which will carry more passengers. Of course the new network also carries the danger of upsetting existing customers, who are familiar with the current routes and services.

What better way to show the benefits of the new Dublin bus network than with an isochone travel time map? This map shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes using the current bus routes and how far you will be able to travel using the new proposed BusConnects routes. Enter a location into the Dublin's Proposed New Bus Network interactive map and you can see two isochrone overlays. One showing how far you could travel using the old routes and the other visualizing how far you can travel in 30 minutes using the new routes.

The isochrone layers are calculated based on how far you could travel assuming bus, rail and tram frequencies between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on weekdays. The calculated travel times include the walking, waiting and time on public transport. The waiting time is given as half the time between scheduled buses. For example, if a bus comes every 20 minutes the waiting time is calculated as 10 minutes.

As well as knowing how much further you can travel in 30 minutes using the new BusConnects network customers will also need to know where the new routes go. Therefore the Dublin's Proposed New Bus Network interactive map also shows all the new proposed bus routes. If you hover a route on the map you can view the bus frequency (how often buses will run on that route).
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