Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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.
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