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Reroute.it is all about making better transportation choices. However, our calculations are only approximations and should be treated as such.

Assumptions

Walking

Cost - Always rounding to $0

Time - Calculated by Bing Walking Routes API

Calories - Using this table, assuming a 160lb individual

CO2 Emissions - Always rounding to 0

Biking

Cost - $0.115 per mile

Time - Calculated by Bing Walking Routes API, then extrapolates biking time

Calories - Assuming 30km/h and 24 calories/km

CO2 Emissions - Always rounding to 0

Transit

Cost - Uses fare data in the GTFS specification (San Francisco and Seattle currently)

Time - Calculated by Bing Transit Routes API

Calories - Calories burned while walking to transit, then 1.4-1.7 calories per idle minute

CO2 Emissions - 0.65 pounds of CO2 per passenger mile - assuming bus transit

Taxi

Cost - Uses scraped taxi rates

Time - Calculated by Bing Driving Routes API

Calories - 1.4-1.7 calories per idle minute

CO2 Emissions - 0.96 pounds of CO2 per passenger mile - assuming single occupancy vehicle

Driving

Cost - Uses $0.585, the 2011 AAA average cost per mile

Time - Calculated by Bing Driving Routes API

Calories - 1.4-1.7 calories per idle minute

CO2 Emissions - 0.96 pounds of CO2 per passenger mile - assuming single occupancy vehicle

Who Made This?

Reroute.it was lovingly made by Code for America fellows Aaron Ogle and Talin Salway, with design work by Pete Fecteau. Feel free to send feedback to aaron [at] codeforamerica.org.

This is cool. Can I help?

Sure! Reroute.it is an open-source project and we're looking for people with all kinds of talent to get involved.