Centrality and periphery in Madrid since 2000 (4)

Ridership by transportation corridor for interurban buses in 2011 (CRTM data)

Ridership by transportation corridor for interurban buses in 2011 (CRTM data)

Many statistical data sets can have some inertia, as they can show data which only changes when an administrative record is updated; cadastral data used in precedent posts is relevant, but in a crisis such as the present one, they can mask in some areas an “empty shell” reality (I am sure the cadastral data on current uses in Detroit is far from reflecting real issues in many parts of the city…). Transit ridership seems more pertinent in many senses, altough it can have less detail.

The 2011 yearly report by CRTM, the metropolitan transportation authority for Madrid, shows significan statistical information; and altough the geographical segmentation of the report is somehow less detailed than what I would like for that purpose, central Madrid still appears as the core of metropolitan activities.

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