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Maryland PIRG Foundation
The Baltimore Business Journal
Ryan McDonald

Fewer workers are commuting by car in Maryland’s urban areas, including Baltimore, according to a report by the Maryland PIRG Foundation.

Between 2006 and 2011, there was a 1.8 percent decrease in vehicle miles traveled per capita in Baltimore. Meanwhile, the number of Baltimore employees working from home rose 0.5 percent during that time and bicycle commuting increased 0.1 percent.

The steepest reduction in driving belongs to the younger workers. Americans between the ages of 16 and 34 reduced their average driving miles by more than 20 percent between 2001 and 2009.

Within the past 10 years, workers commuting by car have declined in 99 of the United States’ 100 most populous urban areas.

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