Transportation Data

Journey to Work

Journey to Work information is compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau for use during the transportation planning process. 1990 and 2000 data derives from the long form questionnaire formerly administered during the decennial Census of Population. Data for years since 2000 derives from data collected as part of the ongoing American Community Survey.  The Journey to Work tables address questions such as where workers live and how they commute to work. The information also serves a variety of transportation planning related purposes, including use in connection with the implementation of the City's Parking and Transportation Demand Management (PTDM) Ordinance.

Data for the City of Cambridge:

Click here for 1990 and 2000 mode split data for Cambridge census tracts. Please note that the most current Journey to Work data for census tracts is from the 2000 Census.  During 2013 a consortium of transportation planning agencies plans to release a data set from the American Community Survey covering census tract level data collected over a five year period by the American Community Survey.

Look up the census tract for any address here.

Daily Vehicle Counts

The Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department publishes a table of average daily vehicle counts taken from studies dating from 1981 to present.  If you have questions about the data please contact that department at 617/349-4700 or via web form here:


The following document provides an overview of data about biking trends in Cambridge.

Cambridge Bicycle Counts 2002 - 2013

Cambridge Bicycle Trends 2012

Transit Use

Statistics on transit use are found in the Blue Book, a periodic publication of the MBTA.

2014 Blue Book

2009 Blue Book 

2010 Blue Book 

Copies of the Blue Book can be downloaded directly from the MBTA web site's document library.

Other Sources

CitySmart Pilot Program Annual Reports 

For More Information

For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook,, Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.