Yglesias

Transit and Density

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Here’s a cool chart showing what proportion of a given city’s population use transit versus the city’s population density in terms of thousands of people per square mile:

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DC is an interesting outlier and shows, I think, that appropriate policies could make a lot of cities more transit friendly without any dramatic increase in density. One also wonders from New York’s status whether density above a certain level starts to decrease transit use because people walk more.