Drop in vehicle miles traveled in Pittsburgh region documented

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Swalfoort
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From Pittsburgh Today, a regional indicators project:

Another transportation-related indicator shows a similar drop. In 2011, the Pittsburgh MSA recorded a total of 19 daily vehicular miles traveled per capita, a slight drop from the 2010 figure of 21 daily vehicular miles traveled per capita. Pittsburgh had the second-lowest rate in 2011; Philadelphia had the lowest rate with 18 daily vehicular miles traveled per capita.


Mick
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21 to 19?

Roughly 10%.

I would not call that a “slight” drop at all. I think this could be used for justification for more bike and public transportation funding.

Accordign to Wki, the Pgh MSA has 2.36 million people in it. 2 miles per day each is 1.7 billion miles per year.

I don’t know the cost of that, but I’m pretty sure it would be enough to fund a pretty good bike-fest party. ;-)

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