Looks like millennials aren’t the only ones driving less these days—at least in Center City. According to a survey from the Center City District, just one-third of Center City workers drive their cars to work. Somehow, though, it still looks like a traffic bomb went off in Center City at rush hour.
So, basically, more than half of Center City employees make it to work via some other mode of conveyance, be it bike, foot or public transit. In other areas of the city, like Rittenhouse Square or Chinatown, the driving proportion dips to one-fifth or less.
It’s not just Philly residents though—even commuters, which make up around 40 percent of Center City’s workforce, from the ‘burbs are nixing their rides:
Take Thomas Jefferson University professors Roseann Schaaf, who says, “I commute about 30-plus miles from the Western suburbs.”
When the weather’s nice, Schaaf bikes all the way. In poor weather, she takes SEPTA Regional Rail.
If this commuter revolution continues, though, one thing’s for sure: We’re going to need more bike racks. No wonder it’s been so hard to find a spot lately. [CBS]