transportation, February 2015, South End

commute

waiting for the number 1 bus on  mass ave   (sonya kovacic)

waiting for the number 1 bus on mass ave (sonya kovacic)

According to the latest US Census report:

Among the 317,930 workers in Boston:


  • 45.8% of the population used a car, truck, or van
  • 38.5% drove alone while 7.3% carpooled
  • 33% took public transportation
  • 15.1% walked
  • 1.7 percent biked
  • 0.9% took taxicab, motorcycle, or other means
  • 3.6 percent worked at home
  • Of workers who did not work from home, the average travel time to work was 28.7 minutes

With the rise of telecommuting, the future may be one without snow days.

How do people in your neighborhood commute to work? Take a look at Boston Magazine's interactive map.

According to nerdwallet, Malden has the worst commute in Greater Boston.