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List of U.S. cities with most pedestrian & transit commuters

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List of U.S. cities with most pedestrian commuters

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The following is a list of United States cities of 100,000+ inhabitants with the 50 highest rates of pedestrian commuting, according to data from the 2000 Census. The Census measured the percentage of commuters who walk to work, as opposed to taking public transit, driving an automobile, bicycle, boat, or some other means. College towns and cities with military bases often rank high on this list, as students and faculty of universities often live very close to their place of employment if on-campus or close to campus. Military employees are often housed at or very near their place of employment.

 

1. Cambridge, Massachusetts 25.76%

2. Ann Arbor, Michigan 16.52%

3. Berkeley, California 15.99%

4. New Haven, Connecticut 14.0%

5. Columbia, South Carolina 13.78%

6. Provo, Utah 13.39

7. Boston, Massachusetts 13.36%

8. Providence, Rhode Island 12.56%

9. Washington, D.C. 12.27%

10. Madison, Wisconsin 10.99%

11. New York, New York 10.72%

12. Syracuse, New York 10.31%

13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.02%

14. San Francisco, California 9.82%

15. Wichita Falls, Texas 9.29%

16. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 9.22%

17. Jersey City, New Jersey 8.17%

18. Newark, New Jersey 8.03%

19. Seattle, Washington 7.72%

20. Allentown, Pennsylvania 7.55%

21. Baltimore, Maryland 7.28%

22. Worcester, Massachusetts 7.11%

23. Norfolk, Virginia 7.05%

24. Minneapolis, Minnesota 6.85%

25. Honolulu, Hawaii 6.8%

26. Erie, Pennsylvania 6.7%

27. Rochester, New York 6.65%

28. Eugene, Oregon 6.43%

29. Paterson, New Jersey 5.97%

30. Hartford, Connecticut 5.89%

31. Chicago, Illinois 5.8%

32. Arlington, Virginia 5.77%

33. Cincinnati, Ohio 5.61%

34. St. Paul, Minnesota 5.58%

35. Pasadena, California 5.51%

36. Portland, Oregon 5.47%

37. Buffalo, New York 5.43%

38. Dayton, Ohio 5.37%

39. New Orleans, Louisiana 5.35%

40. Augusta, Georgia 5.13%

41. Salt Lake City, Utah 5.07%

42. Irvine, California 5.06%

43. Elizabeth, New Jersey 5.0%

44. Paradise, Nevada 4.8%

45. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4.79%

46. Columbus, Georgia 4.78%

47. Lowell, Massachusetts 4.63%

48. East Los Angeles, California 4.61%

49. Richmond, Virginia 4.54%

50. Denver, Colorado 4.51%

 

List of U.S. cities with high transit ridership

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

The following is a list of United States cities of 100,000+ inhabitants with the 50 highest rates of public transit commuting to work, according to data from the 2000 Census. The Census measured the percentage of commuters who take public transit, as opposed to walking, driving an automobile, bicycle, boat, or some other means.

 

1. New York, New York 54.35%

2. Jersey City, New Jersey 40.26%

3. Washington, D.C. 34.47%

4. Boston, Massachusetts 33.07%

5. San Francisco, California 32.64%

6. Newark, New Jersey 26.81%

7. Chicago, Illinois 26.71%

8. Cambridge, Massachusetts 26.46%

9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 25.93%

10. Arlington, Virginia 24.12%

11. Yonkers, New York 23.61%

12. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 20.99%

13. Baltimore, Maryland 19.94%

14. Berkeley, California 19.93%

15. Hartford, Connecticut 18.87%

16. Seattle, Washington 18.44%

17. Oakland, California 18.18%

18. Daly City, California 18.12%

19. Alexandria, Virginia 16.69%

20. Atlanta, Georgia 15.61%

21. Minneapolis, Minnesota 15.07%

22. Elizabeth, New Jersey 14.91%

23. East Los Angeles, California 14.4%

24. New Orleans, Louisiana 14.05%

25. Portland, Oregon 12.89%

26. Buffalo, New York 12.52%

27. Paterson, New Jersey 12.36%

28. Cleveland, Ohio 12.2%

29. Honolulu, Hawaii 12.02%

30. Miami, Florida 11.6%

31. New Haven, Connecticut 11.36%

32. Stamford, Connecticut 11.14%

33. St. Louis, Missouri 10.9%

34. Los Angeles, California 10.64%

35. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10.44%

36. Cincinnati, Ohio 10.35%

37. Concord, California 9.97%

38. Naperville, Illinois 9.52%

39. St. Paul, Minnesota 9.01%

40. Detroit, Michigan 8.81%

41. Denver, Colorado 8.75%

42. Santa Ana, California 8.62%

43. Bridgeport, Connecticut 8.49%

44. Richmond, Virginia 8.46%

45. Rochester, New York 8.33%

46. Inglewood, California 7.62%

47. Providence, Rhode Island 7.48%

48. Madison, Wisconsin 7.39%

49. El Monte, California 7.38%

50. Syracuse, New York 7.17%

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Yonkers is #11, for highest transit ridership. Doesn't surprise me since the wealthier residents live in Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast part of the city, and work in Manhattan (Metro-North, or Bee-Line Route 4C riders), and the poorer working residents who live in the Southwest side, use Bee-Line local buses to get to the subway, Central Park Ave., or White Plains Malls (Galleria or the Westchester).

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Good old Massachusetts makes it up in there.. well, first in Cambridge..

 

Guess we like our transit system..

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I'm not surprised Jersey City is high up on those two lists. With PATH, NJT, especially with HBLR, people are taking transit alot more than. And look at the development going on in Jersey City, especially in downtown Jersey City. Jersey City is really coming up and it happened faster than I thought. My area is next and they already started....

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I would guess alot of the Jersey City commuters are headed to New York to work.

Well, it works several ways. Here are the reasons:

1. People to New York.

2. People from New York.

3. People going through Jersey City to get somewhere else.

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