The new Census commute data visualization tool is awesome. The data is not new. It’s the same dataset we analyzed last fall when we discovered that fewer than half of Seattle residents drives alone to work. But the new visualization tool is super cool and easy to use. Give it a try!
Here are some maps from Seattle:
And here’s the vote on Prop 1, courtesy an awesome interactive map by Oran Viriyincy:
So, basically, if you use transit (or if your neighbors do), then you probably voted for Prop 1. So the best way to get more people to vote for the next county-wide transit measure is to get more people using transit! Too bad the failure of Prop 1 means awful transit cuts, at least outside of Seattle (which has plans to save its own service).
Here’s where people in King County bike or walk to work:
And here’s something really fascinating: Check out the correlation between driving alone and commute time in King County:
Notice anything else interesting in the data? Let us know in the comments.