The DataNews team at WNYC has put together a stunning data visualization of the average commute time in this great country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, whose data the talented data scientists and data artist up in New York used:
About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, 4.3 percent work from home, and nearly 600,000 full-time workers had “megacommutes” of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles. The average one-way daily commute for workers across the country is 25.5 minutes, and one in four commuters leave their county to work.
This makes me appreciate the fact that most days I bike to work which is a good 30 min workout downhill and another 35-40 min really good workout uphill.
So much food for thought but nothing beats a beautiful picture: