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US Cities In Which The Fewest People Drive To Work

The US is such a large country, that it has co-cultures and is almost like multiple countries in one. As a part of that, people’s habits and the accessibility of transportation options vary significantly throughout the country.

For example, in Oklahoma City, only 2.2% of people travel to work without cars. Tulsa and Fort Worth are tied just an edge above that. Notably, Tulsa is also in Oklahoma — its second-largest city. Meanwhile, in New York City, 67% of people travel to work without cars. It’s a world of difference.

Leading the nation at 67%, NYC’s subway system and density are surely big parts of that. There is also the fact that intense congestion (largely a result of high density) in some parts of the city can deter people from driving, as they don’t appreciate long waits in traffic.

The Institute For Quality Communities, which is at the University of Oklahoma, gathered data from Census metrics of how Americans usually travel to work to come to  the above conclusions. Here are more of their findings:

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Percentage of commutes done by bike, public transportation, and foot.
Image Credit: IQC.


Next are charts where it is broken down by region and individual mode share. Here’s the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic:

Image Credit: IQC.

 The Midwest:

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Image Credit: IQC.

The Southeast:

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Image Credit: IQC.

Finally, here are cities where bike transportation increased significantly over the last decade:

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Image Credit: IQC.

Congratulations to these cities for their strong and effective support for bicycling. Let’s see if these cities can surpass New York’s public transportation usage rate someday!

 
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