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Walking to Work, 2019

COUNTY2.4%or3,629people
Choropleth legend 0 2.1 5.7 9.4 28.6 70.2
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Why This is Important

A higher number of residents walking to work reflects residential proximity to employers, a safe pedestrian network, and/or a preference or necessity to walk. Walking has health and financial benefits, but as an alternative to driving it offers many of the same environmental and infrastructural benefits as biking or working from home: reduced vehicle miles traveled, reduced congestion, and reduced travel demand.

About the Data

As with all measurements from the American Community Survey in the Neighborhood Compass, this data represents 5 years' worth of surveying. With each annual update, the 5-year period advances by dropping one year and incorporating the next. For this reason, annual releases of this ACS product are not suitable for true time series comparison until no overlap exists among the survey periods.

Source: American Community Survey (ACS)

Additional Resources

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American Community Survey (ACS) The source of information about and data from the American Community Survey (ACS).
Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) A citizens group whose purpose it is to advise Durham's City Council and Board of County Commissioners on bicycle and pedestrian issues.
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Data Distribution, 2019

County Average: 2.4%
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