People in fair or poor health were less likely than those in excellent, very good, or good health to be satisfied with their commute times.
Commuting by public transit, on bicycle, or on foot boosts physical activity, reduces traffic congestion, and decreases auto emissions that contribute to air pollution. Traffic delays increase overall stress and costs – of food, clothing, building materials, and everything else that is transported on roads.
Two-thirds of respondents to a 2011 community survey said that, as an aspect of their neighborhood, they were ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ satisfied with their commute time to work or school.
- Residents in excellent, very good, or good health were more likely than those in fair or poor health to be satisfied with their commute times.
- Satisfaction with commute time was not related to use of public transportation to and from one’s neighborhood (for any reason, not necessarily as part of a workplace commute).
- Satisfaction with commute time was not related to gender, ethnicity, country of birth, education, household income, employment status, military service, relationship status, or having children in the household (data not shown).