Sunday, May 11, 2014

Walk on, Yunz

I am thinking that this didn't get noticed more here because walkers are not organized in any formal way. PBT was the only venue to mention even a bit that Pittsburgh has one of the highest rates of people who walk to work. We're third, just behind only Boston and the District of Columbia btw. Just one of the things that came out of recent Census analysis on biking to work, something that gets more notice locally. But no less than the Washington Post noticed the predilection to bike or walk to work in the District of Columbia: Washington area commuters love to walk and bike to work, Census Bureau says.

If you want to see where people walk to work, a couple years ago we overparsed those stats for Pittsburgh, but this one map says most all that you might want to know about walking to work in Pittsburgh. You can see a walking core where over a third of workers commute by walking that stretches from Allegheny Center to Squirrel Hill North.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but how do these people shop for groceries, or pick up hardware supplies, or get to the gym - or all the other facets of life? Is the definition of "walkable" restricted JUST to how one commutes?

Monday, May 12, 2014 3:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live on SouthSide, Vehicle Free, and I walk every where. To the gym, to the grocery store. And I walk to work everyday.

Monday, May 12, 2014 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Pellas said...

I live downtown on Liberty, am carless, and walk everywhere. My fiancee and I shop and work in the strip.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd venture to say that a lot of people who walk to work probably walk most other places, too.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:43:00 AM  

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