Metropolitan Share of Non-Car Commuters, 2007 to 2013

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Most Americans Still Driving, but New Census Data Reveal Shifts at the Metro Level

September 29, 2014, Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane

Driving to work has been a staple in the American commute for decades, but it appears the country’s love affair with cars is stalling in many places. After years of sustained growth, driving levels are flat-lining, while more young people are opting for alternative transportation modes. Newly released Census data from the 2013 American Community Survey offers additional insight into the shifting nature of our daily commutes.  

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