Public transport, cycling, walking and commute time to work in US cities

Cycling to work in US

US Census Bureau has reported that 1.3% commuters bike to work in Chicago. In the brief focused on biking and walking to work, it was mentioned, nationally, 0.6% workers commute by bike.

Cycling to work in USSince 2000, number of those biking to work in Chicago has increased from 0.5% to 1.3%, in Boston this number has increased from 1% to 1.7%, in Washington the increase registered is from 1.2% to 3.1%, in Seattle the increase has been from 1.9% to 3.4%, in New York, cycling activity has increased from 0.5% to 0.8%, in Minneapolis the number has increased from 1.9% to 4.1%, in Los Angeles bicycling activity increased from 0.6% to 1.0%, people who biked to work in Philadelphia increased from 0.9% to 2%, in San Francisco those who biked increased from 2% to 3.4%, and those who cycled to work in Portland increased from 1.85 to 6.1%.

Of Chicago’s 1,213,901 workers, 26.7% took public transportation, 1.3% biked, 6.4% walked, and 4.2% worked at home. Boston reports highest percent of commuters who bike to work. 15.15 workers walked to work. Of Boston’s 317,930 workers, 33% use public transportation, 1.7% biked, and 3.6% worked at home.

Washington, D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, and San Francisco had among the highest percent of commuters who bike to work.

12.1% of workers in Washington walked to work. Of Washington’s 306,336 workers, 37.8% took public transportation, 3.1% used a bike, and 4.9% worked at home.

In Seattle 9.1% workers walked to work. Of Seattle’s 350,673 workers, 18.5% took public transportation, 3.4% biked, and 6.3% worked at home.

New York City had 0.8 percent of commuters bike to work and 10.3 percent of workers walking to work. Of 3,685,786 workers in New York, 55.6% took public transportation, and 3.9% worked at home.

In Minneapolis 6.4% of workers walked to work. Of 204,885 workers in Minneapolis, 13.9% took public transportation, and 5% worked at home.

Portland, Ore., reported 5.7% of workers walked to work here. Rates of biking and walking to work in Portland weren’t statistically different from one another. Of 298,389 workers in Portland, 11.9% took public transportation, and 7.1% worked at home.

Traveling alone by car, truck or van alone was among the most common commute modes for Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Portland. Traveling alone by public transportation was among the most common commute modes in Washington.

Los Angeles reported 1.0% of commuters bike to work and 3.7% of workers walked to work. Of 1,745,818 workers in Los Angeles, 11.1% took public transportation, and 5.5% worked at home.

In Philadelphia 8.6% workers walked to work. Of 601,331 workers in Philadelphia, 26.3% took public and 2.8% worked at home.

Chicago average travel time to work for those who commute was 33.5 minutes, in Boston it was 28.7 minutes, in Washington it was 29.6 minutes, in Seattle it was 25.1 minutes, in New York City 39.1 minutes, in Minneapolis 22.2 minutes, in Portland 24.2 minutes, in Los Angeles 29.2 minutes, in Philadelphia 31.8 minutes and in San Francisco 29.9 minutes.

In San Francisco 9.9% workers walked to work. Of 439,726 workers in here, 32.4% used public transportation, and 7% worked at home.

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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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