The Daily Commute: Travel Times to Cities Around the World

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting.

Great Britain and Ireland

Due to a high density of urban centres in Britain and Ireland, accessibility is largely unimpeded – shown by light colours. Only in the highlands of Scotland are travel times increased, as indicated by dark colours. For their article in the journal Nature, Daniel Weiss and his colleagues used Open Street Map and Google to collate travel times to cities in 2015.

Read the feature and view the maps on The Guardian.

[This piece was published on 10/01/18]