Commute Times

Blog post
September 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The conventional planning wisdom seems to be that long drives are less beneficial to well-being than a short walk. But what about other commuting options?
Michael Lewyn
June 20, 2016, 11am PDT
Much of the focus on the potential of self-driving cars to effect change in the built environment has focused on dense, urban environments. But what is self-driving cars mostly enable continued outward expansion?
The Wall Street Journal
March 24, 2016, 11am PDT
No one is denying that many Americans endure long, arduous commutes. But the data does not verify reports that "mega-commutes" are on the rise.
City Observatory
March 4, 2016, 11am PST
According to an analysis by the data research team at Trulia, renters have shorter commutes in 43 of 50 major metros. But despite there being more renters, commutes are still getting longer.
Trulia
March 2, 2016, 12pm PST
The collective amount of time Americans spend commuting is staggering, and it's only growing.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 4, 2015, 9am PDT
It's a tradeoff that 3.9 percent of the Bay Area workforce are willing to make to own an affordable home. It's often not even a choice between living in the city or the suburbs, but the close-in suburbs or the exurbs or San Joaquin Valley.
San Jose Mercury News
June 30, 2015, 12pm PDT
The price of long commutes can't just be measured in lost hours. Income segregation, job sprawl, and the resulting negative feedback on families eats into overall economic and social well-being.
Chicago Magazine
March 31, 2015, 9am PDT
In a district now comprised entirely of charter schools, many New Orleans children face hour-plus journeys. This makes for increased stress on low-income families and a potential rise in chronic absenteeism.
Pacific Standard
March 26, 2015, 8am PDT
A new study finds that the first decade of the 21st century exhibited a mass migration—of U.S. jobs moving farther away from where U.S. residents live.
Brookings Institution
February 20, 2015, 11am PST
"Depending on where you live in Melbourne, it could take longer to get into the city than it did in the 1920s," according to an article The Age. But really not much has changed.
The Age (Australia)
February 5, 2015, 5am PST
What time did you leave for work this morning? What time should you have left for work this morning?
FlowingData
October 1, 2014, 5am PDT
When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.
The Brookings Institution
June 2, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent study shows significant variation in commute times for students depending on where they live in New York City. The concern with the findings is that longer commute times have greater impacts on students already facing other obstacles.
Chalkbeat New York
August 29, 2012, 7am PDT
Charlie Gardner parses the data on mean commuting times recently released as part of the 2010 ACS estimates for metropolitan statistical areas, and wonders what the maximum mean travel time suggests for the urban form of America's cities.
Old Urbanist
October 2, 2010, 5am PDT
Perceptions about the amount of time transit trips take have been found to fall significantly when people actually take transit, according to a new report.
KALW
August 23, 2010, 6am PDT
And the result is fairly obvious - longer the commute, lower the reading. Well-being is a measurement of both physical and mental health, including ailments such as back pain and anxiety. No mention of modal type (e.g, driving, biking, transit).
Gallup