Continuing the discussion of Washingtonian transit exceptionalism from here and here, commenter SamZ posted this graph comparing the amount of non-car commuting in each region between the “transit zone” (within a half mile of transit) to the rest of the region.

Our transit zone commuters ride transit, bike and walk more than in other cities. There’s also a greater split between the transit zone and the rest (though bicycle commuting is on the rise in Fairfax too).


Image by Reconnecting America.


On the lighter side, commenter Dave Murphy posted this amusing graph:


Image by GraphJam.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Surface Transit. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions here are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.