Feb
18

Inforgraphic of the Day: How Americans commute

By · Published in 2010

Via Infrastructurist and Martha Kang McGill comes this snapshot of urban life in America. McGill took census data to illustrate how people in various cities across the country commute to work, and while Houston’s red is reflected in tales of traffic jams and pollution, New York’s blue is a soothing reminder of our need for a vibrant subway system. No other city in the country approaches New York City’s reliance on public transit just as a means of commuting to work, and the state and city should remember that as they prepare to let the MTA’s coffers run dry. (Click the image to enlarge. It’ll open in a new window.)



3 Responses to “Inforgraphic of the Day: How Americans commute”

  1. Pea-Jay says:

    way to go Houston…

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