Tidbit Tuesday | How Philadelphians Commute to Work

On Tuesdays, 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.

Over the last year, we have published a number of interesting graphics about how Philadelphians travel.  That being said, we have yet to do the basic mode-split…until today!  We pulled American Community Survey data (2012 1-yr estimate) for the City of Philadelphia to see how Philadelphians commute to work.


As you can see, approximately half of all Philadelphians who work commute by driving alone.  Next up, more than a quarter commute by taking public transportation to work.  Tied for third most popular mode of travel is carpooling at 9%.  Next up, we have approximately 3% of all Philadelphia workers work at home.  After that, 2% of all Philadelphia resident commuters bike to work (2.3% to be exact).  Finally, about 1% of commuters take another form of transportation (examples include taxicab, scooter, motorcycle, among others).  Note, all values in the above graphic have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

How do you get to work?


One Response to Tidbit Tuesday | How Philadelphians Commute to Work

  1. Pingback: Philebrity.com » Blog Archive » Infographic Reveals: C’mon, Philly, 50% Of You Suckers Are Driving To Work Alone

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