Over 107 million Americans drive to work, according to a report by U.S.Pirg Education Fund. That’s more than 80% of all commuters – incredibly, more than 70% drive in alone! No wonder the roads in the top 100 urban US centres get a little congested.

In stark contrast less than 2% of commuters use the subway, but it’s not all bad news for the environment. The general consensus is that the age of the car is over. Of the 100 largest urban centres:

  • 99 saw a falling share of workers commuting by car.
  • 86 saw the share of families with two cars decrease.
  • 84 saw the proportion of households without cars increase.
  • 60 saw declining passenger-miles-per-resident

The car may be running out of petrol, but judging by the sheer number of vehicles, it’s a long road there…

How America Gets To Work

#TransportCommuters
1Car107,460,210
2Carpool13,675,867
3Work from Home6,143,943
4Walk3,969,058
5Bus3,692,559
6Subway2,480,371
7Bicycle864,883
8Train755,366
9Motorcycle324,770
10Taxi161,905
11Trolley85,096
12Ferry40,064

Compare that to how Australia gets to work.

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