Slide Show | February 2011
10 Best Cities for Commuters
Our winners have some shared characteristics. Their congestion costs all fall below $550 per person
(the national average is $808). Some have seen massive
population declines, clearing out roadways built for heavy travel.
Others take advantage of excellent road networks,
and lots of urban parking lots. All have some of the happiest,
least-stressed urban commuters in the country.
Average Commute Time: 25 minutes Yearly Congestion Cost per Commuter: $808
Average Length of Commute: 11.79 miles
Cost of Regular Gas: $3.23 per gallon
Yearly Delays per Commuter: 34 hours
Yearly Fuel Wasted per Commuter: 28 gallons
Public Transit Users: 5%
By Susannah Snider
March 2011 10 Best Cities for Commuters