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Old February 5th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #41
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In Caracas is about 4,5 millions from center to 90 min drive. From my home specifically could be 2,5 millions.

I travel everyday from my home to my work about 30 kms, but traffic in Caracas is terrible, so i takes me 1 hour and half, maybe 2 hours. Without dense traffic is about 1 hour



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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #42
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I guess there are + - 5 million people living within a 90 minute drive from my home. Most of those 5 million actually live in the Greater Monterrey-Saltillo Area. (30 minute drive between each city).

Monterrey Metro Area 4,100,000
Saltillo Metro Area 823,000


There are small cities (25,000 and 50,000 inhabitants) like Allende, Montemorelos, Salinas Victoria, Sabinas Hidalgo but the rest is plain desert all the way north with nothing more like cactus and small towns near the border with Texas. 90 minutes to the south, we just have mountains with Evergreen forests.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #43
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If u live in Salalah ( Oman ), there are only less than 150,000 people living within 90 mins drive
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #44
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I don't think 20 million in a 90 minute radius from my hometown Eindhoven is a crazy number,you do the math.
Randstad 7 mil,Ruhrgebiet 5 mil,Noord Brabant 2,5,part of Flanders,Brussels,4?,Gelderland 2,Limburg(NL)1 mil.

I'd say at least 20 million.
It seems you did the math all by yourself
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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #45
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Porto, Portugal

90min drive distance, around 4 000 000 people.

If 120min, 5,5 million.

In this infography, you can see the urban area around Porto (Porto its the Northern area)

http://www.nunogomeslopes.com/2010/10/19/portocentrico/



In this site are interesting maps

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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #46
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From my place in Amsterdam I would guess about 13 million in free flowing traffic.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #47
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Not many for me - likely about 150,000 total
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From my place in the southwest suburbs of Shanghai, I'd say within 90 minutes drive there'd have to be at least 30 million people.
These are looking like the two extremes so far, it would be nice to calculate the shanghai figure a bit more accurately and see some other Chinese figures.... I'm thinking Japan and Java could be home to some very high figures too.

SoCal is impressive in North America, I didn't realise there were places that could hit both the whole LA metro and San Diego too within 90 minutes. On the other side of the country I'm guessing somewhere between NYC and Philadelphia might beat that.

In Europe Eindhoven is looking like the extreme to me, maybe somewhere north of London that also catches some of the cities in the English Midlands might also break the 20m barrier. There might be some high figures in Northern Italy and around Paris.

The lowest figures here in the UK (excluding unconnected islands) would seem to be a few parts of the extreme north of Scotland at maybe 25,000 with a couple of locations in West Wales coming in at 50,000
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #48
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On a good day from Golders Green (London) I'd say about 18 million:[On a bad day the few thousand people around me in the traffic jam on the M25.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #49
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In Europe Eindhoven is looking like the extreme to me, maybe somewhere north of London that also catches some of the cities in the English Midlands might also break the 20m barrier. There might be some high figures in Northern Italy and around Paris.
Anyone who could suggest me a web site where I can calculate with accuracy the max drive I could in 90 min from my home (a west suburb of Milan)?

I surely am able to reach Genoa and Turin within 90 min.
I expect something like 15 mio people living in
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #50
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Google maps says that Genoa is too far from Magenta, but the Genoa suburbs are reachable from Rozzano. Turin should be ok I think.

The town of Alessandria looks well placed for a big number.

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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #51
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #52
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In Europe Eindhoven is looking like the extreme to me, maybe somewhere north of London that also catches some of the cities in the English Midlands might also break the 20m barrier. There might be some high figures in Northern Italy and around Paris.
Just a quick one, but there's roughly 20.3 million people that live within a 90 minute drive of Milton Keynes
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #53
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Google maps says that Genoa is too far from Magenta, but the Genoa suburbs are reachable from Rozzano. Turin should be ok I think.
Actually I'm not in Magenta: I'm close to Tangenziale Ovest (within a coupple of minutes by car from my home) and I reach Genova from my home in one hour, to be honest (yup, within speed limits)

Anyway many people here calculate a 120km radius area (it's obviously not that accurate).
That's the result from my home



About 14 mio people live in that area
(only Lombardy is 10 mio)
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #54
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I was just picking a random place west of Milan!
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Old February 6th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #55
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How lucky you guys living in dense populated areas are.

Anyway, I have cool unhabitated places in 90 minutes:

To the North and East:

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icamole norte por eddymanzano, en Flickr

To the South and West:
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Old February 6th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #56
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Incroyable carte/amazing map !

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I got 16 million people with a French website to calculate 90 minutes itineraries... but I find them rather optimistic. I guess it's true by night when there's no trafic.


The map below shows a radius of 120 km around Paris (that's how I got the 16 million figure).

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Old February 7th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #57
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You are just drawing an inaccurate circle around your towns? And I was measuring driving times with Google Maps from the city centres of Wroclaw and Hamburg to each fu**** village which is just within the 90 Minute border and then counted together the populations of each county/city included minus parts of counties which are on the commute border! As a result I didn't have a map with a round circle, but the borderline was full with spikes, especially along highways.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #58
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From my home in the Melbourne CBD - probably around 4.5 million. Any locals are welcome to correct me, but I have the feeling that there may be some places in the urban area that are barely reachable, considering traffic, within a 90 minute drive. On the other hand places like Geelong which aren't (?) part of the metro is only about an hour away by car.

For my hometown Malm÷ the number would be similar, or a bit smaller than Melbourne's 4.5 million. The entire Copenhagen-Malm÷ Axis (3.7 million) is less than 90 minutes away. Including non-metropolitan localities the number would probably be around 4 million people.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #59
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The entire Copenhagen-Malm÷ Axis (3.7 million) is less than 90 minutes away. Including non-metropolitan localities the number would probably be around 4 million people.
Yup - from my part on the Danish side of the bridge I could reach Odense too, so we are well above 4mil..
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Old February 7th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #60
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Two Hours from Houston by cher8517, on Flickr

Somewhere around 6.5 million people live within a two hours or less drive from Houston with 5,946,800 people living within the Houston metro area itself. If the radius was expanded to three hours (including Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, Waco) then around 10.9 million people would live within a three hour drive from Houston.
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