Transport Gaps – A data story in collaboration with Tagesspiegel

"In collaboration with Tagesspiegel, city planners of the TU project “Smart Sustainable District” have examined the areas of stagnancy in Berlin, the blank spots on the map of the public transport network. We have asked traffic planners and politicians why some parts of the city are badly connected and are looking for solutions in a city where nobody should feel left behind. For this, we have calculated the network coverage of more than 6,400 bus stops, 73 underground stations, 133 overground stations and almost 800 tram stops in Berlin. What area is covered when the maximal distance from the station to commuters’ destinations is set at 300, 500 or 1,000 metres? From this, we can discern which of the more than 15,000 city blocks in Berlin are well connected — and which aren’t."

This data story resulted from a cooperation between the daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel and two departments of TU Berlin: CHORA Conscious City and Center for Technology and Society. Research results of the project Smart Sustainable Districts, which is focused on integrated urban solutions in Moabit West, marked the starting point for further analysis at city level. Based on these findings, journalists of Der Tagesspiegel interviewed persons concerned from the public transportation gaps, traffic planners, and politicians. This website is the outcome after long hours of work between the partners.

Click the link below to read the full article and browse the interactive map.

Transport Gaps Data Story