March 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 will be exploring how long it takes Philadelphians in different parts of the city to travel to work.
A couple weeks ago we took a look at the newly released transportation related Census Data. We found that according to the US Census, Philadelphians spend 31.5 minutes traveling to work, above the national average of 25.5 minutes. We then mapped out the average commute time, aggregated and averaged from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey to find which parts of the city had higher and lower average commute times. Keep in mind that these commute times take into account all modes except for those currently working from home. How long does it take you to get to work?