This is the second part of an eight-part series of discussions on American cities with author Richard Florida.
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This topic has many subjective points. For example, if you work in manufacturing but choose to live in a rural area, it is likely that you will have to travel a distance to work for a manufacturer.
I think part of bridging the commuting gap entails people consciously choosing a lifestyle (this includes where one lives) and career path that complement each other in a way that driving long distances won't be necessary.
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