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Americans' commuting patterns influenced by geography

July 13, 2011

Demographer and author Richard Florida explores how where we live affects our commuting choices. Distance to work, weather, job type, and population density all influence how people commute, according to an analysis by University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe. People who live in drier climates or who have creative jobs more likely are to walk, bike, or use public transportation to get to work.


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