Facebook Poll: Time spent in traffic

Saw this on Al Hsu’s Suburban Christian blog:

    I just saw a poll on Facebook about “How much time do you spend in traffic a day?” One thousand Facebook members responded. Here are the results:

      – More than 2 hours: 10%
      – 1 to 2 hours: 31%
      – 30 minutes to an hour: 28%
      – Less than 30 minutes: 23%
      – None: 9

    There are breakdowns by age and gender, but not by urban/suburban, etc. The only clue the poll gives of geography is that the “audience” was Los Angeles, CA. So that may skew the results in terms of applicability nationwide, but since LA is largely a suburban megalopolis, this may be a fairly good reflection of what suburban commuting patterns are like in major metropolitan areas. This is not a scientific survey, of course, but I think the results are telling.

    I also just came across Walk Score (HT: Life Is Ministry – thanks, Matthew!). Walk Score is a site that calculates how walkable your neighborhood community is, based on how pedestrian-friendly the street layout is, the proximity to parks and public space, access to community institutions, etc. Go to Walk Score, plug in your address and see how your neighborhood does.

Continue reading the article on Al’s blog.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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