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.

May 2010

Walkability Index

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 entertainment. The walkability index was then created based on how many POIs could be found within 1 mile of any given street intersection.