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How it works

How does the TravelTime turn radius maps into travel time areas?

Our data model

TravelTime calculates every route within the travel time limit set by the user. It then generates a shape called an isochrone. To create our routes we use OSM, transport timetables and speed profiles.

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See where's reachable within 30 minutes travel time from your location using public transport at 3pm

Walking

Description: We calculate walk times using an average walk speed. It allows for delays on routes including traffic lights, roundabouts, and crossings.

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See where’s reachable within 2 hours walk at 2 PM

Public transport

We calculate public transport using real routes and timetables. It allows for the time it takes to enter the station or switch platforms.

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See where's reachable within 40 minutes by public transport at 3 PM

Driving

We calculate drive times by applying specific driving speeds to individual roads. It allows time for parking the car, using roundabouts and traffic lights.

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See where’s reachable within 35 minutes drive at 1 PM

Cycling

We calculate cycling times using average speeds. It allows time for crossings and favours quieter roads or cycle paths.

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See where’s reachable within 50 minutes cycle at 7 PM

Driving & Train

We calculate driving and train travel times by measuring the time it takes to travel from door to door. it assumes the user must drive, park the car, wait for the next timetabled train, travel and exit the station at the arrival location.

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See where’s reachable within 30 minutes by driving and train at 9 PM

Choose a time of day

The time it takes to get somewhere is always dependent on the time of day you travel. A public transport coverage area is smaller at 3am than 3pm, for example. Driving shapes differ depending on congestion.

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See where’s reachable within 40 minutes by public transport at 3 AM
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