Tidbit Tuesday | Median Age of Philadelphia Commuters by Transportation Mode Choice
January 6, 2015 Leave a comment
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.
This week we took American Community Survey data (2013 1-year estimate) and graphed the median age of the commuters who use each mode. Please note that all ages are rounded to the nearest whole number. As you can see below, driving alone and carpooling tends to skew older and walking and biking (or taking another mode) tend to skew younger.
Note: We know that it is a little strange the bikes and taxis are grouped together, unfortunately this is how it is grouped for this question category on the American Community Survey.