KinkaidAlum Posted August 4, 2008 Share Posted August 4, 2008 Hold your horses, there buddy. The 32% number you quote is indeed for the City of Boston only. For Boston metro ("Greater Boston") is in 11% See the actual source of information: US Census BureauUS Census Bureau re: Boston (City of)Considering that the 11% figure includes far flung towns in Southern New Hampshire, towns that border Rhode Island, and even towns on Cape Cod, it isn't that hard to believe. Not every place should have quality transit options because that would just encourage more sprawl.Here are the facts and figures for Boston and the cities and towns which have subway, light rail, ferry, and bus service. The population estimates are for 2007 and the commuting patterns from 2003. They are ranked by total % of workers who ride transit, walk, or carpool to work.CAMBRDIGE101,388 population33.2% use public transit for work commute54.8% public transit, walk, or carpool BOSTON599,351 32.3% 54.5% BROOKLINE54,80930.7%51.3%SOMERVILLE74,40529.2%49.1%CHELSEA38,20324.9%49.0%EVERETT37,26919.9%37.9%MALDEN55,71223.7%37.5%REVERE55,34120.8%35.4%QUINCY91,62225.4%34.9%MEDFORD55,56518.1%32.0%WATERTOWN32,52115.1%28.2%LYNN87,1229.3%27.1%NEWTON83,27112.3%24.0%WALTHAM59,7588.5%23.6TOTAL AREA1,426,33727.2%45.9% Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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