Earlier this year, the data visualization wiz Chris Whong filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the New York City TLC for their taxi data—including start and end locations for each trip and trip prices. He received data for all taxi trips from 2013, a staggering 170 million rides.
And he’s done something very cool with it. Whong randomly chose 30 taxis and fed their data for a day into the Google Directions API, allowing him to beautifully visualize a day in the life of a New York cabdriver. Let’s take a look at just one:
So when you think it takes forever to get from one place to another in a cab, remember: The person who’s driving it has probably already been there and back, several times that day.