Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

August 2010
The map of the month shows the number of Essential Destinations (Schools, Food Stores, Health Services, Social Services, Banks, and Places of Worship) accessible from Bay Area locations within a 30-minute transit trip. These data are depicted at the TAZ...
July 2010
The map of the month shows a transportation availability index which is comprised of measures of auto availability in 2000, transit service frequency in 2009, and walkability in 2006. Standard scores were developed for each measure by census block. The...
June 2010
The map of the month shows recession-related changes in frequency, or headways, for daily bus, rail and ferry service between 2006 and 2009. The blue areas indicate service reductions (headways decreased) and the red areas indicate service additions (...
May 2010
The map of the month shows the overall walkability of the Bay Area based on proximity to points of interest (POIs). POI categories considered for the analysis included educational institutions and libraries, health services, parks, retail, dining and...
March 2010
The map of the month shows the historical boundaries of the Bay Area counties. On January 4, 1850, the California constitutional committee recommended the formation of 18 counties. They were Benicia, Butte, Fremont, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Monterey, Mount...
February 2010
The map of the month shows the total owner-occupied foreclosures within the Bay Area by census tract between July 2008 and June 2009. Foreclosure types considered for this analysis include lender owned and third-party owned foreclosures as well as...
January 2010
The map of the month shows the weekday transit service frequency within the Bay Area urban footprint. The transit service frequency was generated based on the rail, ferry and bus service data in MTC's regional transit database (RTD). Headway information...