One question that always comes up as a real estate broker is "how long does it take to get from my home to work?". With the amount of experience we have in the business it's usually not hard to give an exact response based on time of day and points being travelled. But, what if you are not yet working with a realtor or just kicking the tires and curious about commute times and distances. Our travel time map for Miami page does just that! Beside Miami, you can use this tool in just about any place that has traffic.
We embedded below two map types for you to try.
The first one is from a group called Mapnificent which shows how far you can with public transportation for a given time. Beside Miami you can also check various other locales around the world as well.
Here is an embedded travel time map for Miami. It's a very straightforward mapping application. You will see where we placed a pin on the map. Simply move it to any area of interest and the mapping tool will recalculate the amount of distance you can travel based on the amount of time you place on the bottom right of the map.
The Second Travel time map for Miami is from a web page called isoscope which is a slightly different iteration of travel time in that it calculates car travel time but also factors in the time of day in hour increments. To use the map simply type in the city you are interested in. Then, click on the map in the place you want to view and a map overlay will depict the various distances you can travel by car depending on the day and hour. There is also a pedestrian overlay that you can place as well which works great if you zoom in. In a city like Miami where pedestrian traffic in urban cores is still nascent, the pedestrian overlay is not terribly useful. But, try Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Paris, Chicago and it's a much more interesting metric.
Unfortunately, this interactive map is no longer available. Alas, all that is the web is not permanent. Dec 19 2018
If there is a tool you like to see how long it takes to get from one place to another that you find accurate and is aesthetically interesting we would love to hear about it.