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Work Commute by Car vs. Urban Density in the US

According to reports published by The Trasnport Politic and , there is an inverse relationship between the percentage of daily car trips and the urban density of major cities in the United States. The graph shows that the American city with the least use of cars for daily trips is New York. In this metropolis, before the COVID-19 pandemic, only 22% of trips were made by private car. At the same time, this is the city with the highest reported urban density. In the opposite case there are cities like San Antonio, Houston, Charlotte and Phoenix. In these urban areas, with densities below 5,000 people per square mile, the percentage of daily trips to work by car was over 70% before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Infographic: Cities with the largest BRT systems

The most extensive BRT system in the world is Transjakarta in Indonesia. This BRT network began operations in 2004 and today it has a total of 251 km of exclusive service corridors. TransJakarta, a system that was inspired by the BRTs of Curitiba and Bogotá, today has 13 lines in the metropolitan area of ​​Jakarta and it is part of the public transport network of the Indonesian capital along with the city's metro and light rail (MRT - LRT) Source: TransJakarta. Source