U. of Minn. Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

Research out of the U's Accessibility Observatory examines how traffic congestion affects access to jobs in 50 metropolitan areas.

“Rather than focusing on how congestion affects individual travelers,” explained Andrew Owen, director of the Observatory, “our approach quantifies the overall impact that congestion has on the potential for interaction within urban areas.”

The study, which is based on data from 2016, also ranks access to jobs by car for the 50 largest U.S. metro areas. Cars, trucks, and other private motor vehicles are used for an estimated 86 percent of commuting trips in the U.S., making it the most widely used commute mode.

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