State of Texas: Leaving the Car at Home

Source: U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Source: U.S. PIRG Education Fund Joanna Wojtkowaik

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People in big Texas cities are driving less, and riding bikes and public transportation more, according to a new study of American commuters. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a consumer research group, studied commuters in America’s 100 largest cities and found that in all but one, car commuting has declined over roughly the past 10 years. Six Texas cities showed declines in the number of people commuting to work by car since 2000. At the same time, miles traveled on public transit increased.

Source: U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Illustration by Joanna Wojtkowiak.

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