Evolving Beyond the Long Commute

Car commutes used to be long by necessity. But that's no longer the case, according to Richard Florida in this video from The Atlantic.

This is the second part of an eight-part series of discussions on American cities with author Richard Florida.

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Subjective points

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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