Every day 19 million trips are made within the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. People from all parts of the city and the most diverse socioeconomic realities move on the streets on their way to work, study, shop and a host of other reasons. In addition we add the trips that need to pass through the town on the North - South or South - North. Meanwhile, the transport system of the city is trying to cope with the demand and roads are collapsed by mix of private and public transport systems. How to achieve solutions in such a complex system?
Number of trips by district and their use
Figure 1. Interactive infograph with the data of origin and travel destinations in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, press one of the districts to see an animation with flows of travel represented by the thickness of the lines drawn.
Having information with high spatial detail and frequently updated is essential to manage complex systems. Today the tools and technologies to generate information in a decentralized manner in real time already exist and using them properly would make possible taking better decisions when managing and planning the transport system.