Some cities' policy and planning efforts are making walking an everyday means of commuting. That's the case in Cambridge, MA, where nearly a quarter of residents walk to work, far more than any other larger U.S. city.
“Everything that we’ve done in terms of streets and public infrastructure has been making it a place where people want to walk and bike,” said Cara Seiderman, a transportation program manager for Cambridge, MA. Census data shows that the
city's focus has paid off:
New Haven comes in at a very respectable 8th place, with 11.2% of its residents walking to work.
Governing.com's Walkable Cities Map shows US cities where the most residents walk to work, with detailed data for 300 jurisdictions. Connecticut comes in with New Haven at 11.2%, Hartford at 7.9%, Bridgeport at 4.3%, and Waterbury at 2.6% of commuters walking to work.
Sources: Governing.com and the Census Bureau: 2010-2012 American Communities Survey 3-year estimates
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