Tidbit Tuesday — Who commutes to work by biking and walking?
March 5, 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 is the final post in a 3-part series exploring how people commute to work — see the first post about who commutes by car, truck, or van here and last week’s post about who commutes by public transit here. This week we will be taking a look at where people live if they are commuting by biking or walking.
According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, 10% of Philadelphians commute to work by biking or walking. 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 biking/walking commute rates are much higher or lower than this 10% average.