Two Fridays ago, Jon wrote an excellent piece about the high percentage of Philadelphians who drive to work to the detriment of our local economy. Cars have the very real effect of taking money out of our pockets, significant amounts of money for items not sourced locally: fossil fuel and insurance.


Friend of the blog Shane Phillips at Better Institutions has been making some cool maps with the new Census data, showing the least car dependent neighborhoods in different states.

He just released a map of commuting choices in Pennsylvania, so let's drill down into Philadelphia. Click on different Census tracts in the map below or play with a bigger version here.


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