Tidbit Tuesday — Who commutes to work by car?
February 19, 2013
Every Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love. This week we are beginning a 3-part series exploring how people commute to work. To start this series off, we will be taking a look at where people live if they are commuting by car, truck, or van.
According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, 60% of Philadelphians commute to work by car, truck, or van. While this may be the average, there are many communities in Philadelphia, as can be seen by the above map (which is broken down by to the block group level and overlaid with Philadelphia’s Planning Districts), where average car, truck, or van commute rates are much higher or lower than this 60% average.