Toronto by public transportation — from Point A to anywhere – Description of the Toronto Transit Explorer, a new kind of transit planning solution by Google

Toronto Transit Explorer uses public data feeds from 13 transit agencies throughout the Greater Toronto Area to determine travel times, service schedules, and wheelchair accessibility. It pulls data from Toronto’s Open Data Catalogue to generate bike-share trips, provides the option to combine bike-share and transit trips, and calculates personal bike rides depending on your choice of speed (from 10 to 30 kilometers per hour).

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WHY IT MATTERS: big data and open data provide insights to discover hidden trends and solutions, here in the context of city transportation.

Farid Mheir