Commuting

Since 2000, use of public transportation by workers in Cambridge has increased 3.5% (2000 Census, 2006-2010 American Community Survey).

Only 45% of Cambridge workers drive to work alone. Since 2000, driving alone by workers has dropped 5.3%, whereas nationally, driving alone has risen. (2000 Census, 2006-2010 American Community Survey).

In Kendall Square, only 42% of workers drive alone (2008 Parking and Transportation Demand monitoring reports).

29.5% of Cambridge residents bike or walk to work. This is the highest in the nation. (2006-2010 American Community Survey).

The EZ Ride Shuttle, a shuttle bus for commuters and the public managed by the Charles River TMA, carried 514,397 passengers per year in 2012. Since the EZ Ride Shuttle began in 2002, there have been 3,008,792 boardings.

Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) operates 29 bus routes and 6 transit stations throughout Cambridge, connecting Cambridge residents and employees to the surrounding metropolitan area.

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