Rudin Center for Transportation Rolls Out “Mobility Factbook,” with Facts on Subways, Bikes, and 26 Other Modes of Movement in NYC


The new website highlights the use of multiple modes, the surge in off-peak travel, and the use of information technology to enhance mobility.

Rudin Center for Transportation Rolls Out “Mobility Factbook,” with Facts on Subways, Bikes, and 26 Other Modes of Movement in NYC

How many pedestrians pass through Grand Central Terminal on a weekday? What’s the average length of a subway trip? How many people have signed up for the NYC bicycle share program?

NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center for Transportation has rolled out a "Mobility Factbook" to answer these questions and more - explaining how people move in, through, and out of New York City.

The new website conveys precise usage patterns and trends for each of the city’s 28 transportation modes. It highlights the use of multiple modes, the surge in off-peak travel, and the use of information technology to enhance mobility.

You can visit the Mobility Factbook at www.nycmobility.org.

A few of the facts:

• The Grand Central Terminal Area hosts 750,000 pedestrians every weekday - more than the population of North Dakota (672,391).

• NYC's dollar vans are estimated to be the 20th largest bus system in the U.S. (and usually cost two dollars.)

• The average subway ride is six miles long.

• More than 612,000 passengers left from the city’s two cruise ship ports (Manhattan and Brooklyn) in 2011.

• After five months, the new bike share program has gained 94,000 annual members.

The website is the brainchild of Rudin digital manager Sarah Kaufman. For more information, contact the NYU press officer listed with this release.

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