Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

A Look at Commuting

Continuing my exploration of the 2011 data from the American Community Survey, I’ll turn my attention to some aspects of commuting. I’ve posted this piece over at New Geography as “A Look at Commuting.”

In it are some interesting trends and factoids. Metro New York, for examples, has 2,686,406 transit commuters versus 3,530,932 for all other large metro areas combined. New York City metro accounts for 39% of all transit commuters in the United States. Only two cities had major gains in transit mode share in the last decade. Click through to find out which ones, along with other information around biking, walking, telecommuting, and average commute times.

Topics: Demographic Analysis, Transportation

2 Responses to “A Look at Commuting”

  1. david vartanoff says:

    I don’t know how these ## were derived, but they are grossly wrong for what you label as SF-Oak-Fremont. The figure you have is only BART thus completely ignoring SF Muni which is somewhere close to 673,000. If you are only counting rail transit, Muni claims 125,000 +/-/day not counting the Cable Cars. One might also ask if Caltrain counts as part of SF especially since reverse commuting is close to inbound.

  2. I think that you were right on with this article. You put a nice twist to it. Very valuable information Aaron.

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