Friday, November 15, 2013

Commuting Alone: The Answer

Last week I posted a graphic from the Wall Street Journal about how much commuting alone has increased in the US since 1980.  This struck me as at odds with the narrative of the new urbanism and the reclamation of urban cores in the 21st century.   I lamented not seeing the 2000 numbers and posited that the big move in the graph was more about 1980s and 1990s sprawl.

Well, fortunately, friend of the blog Josh Lehner looked it up and...sure enough the big jump was in the 80s and 90s.  In fact, the public transportation percentage has actually increased since 2000 as has the telecommuters.

So now you know.  Thanks Josh.

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