The percentage of people taking transit, biking, and working from home is on the up over the past 14 years. Driving, both by by individuals and in carpools, is down.


A look at the percentage of the population using various modes of transportation for their commutes. Graph from the Transportation Planning Board.



This is according to data from the Transportation Planning Board about commuting trends in our region. 

The total percentage of people commuting by car is down, from 81.1% in 2000 to 74.7% in 2014. Meanwhile, transit use has risen by 40%, telecommuting is up 38%, and bike commuting is up 200%. The percentage of people who walk is also up, but only from 3% to 3.1%.

You can check out the rest of the TPB’s report on regional travel trends here.