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Every year, Massachusetts residents drive
37 Billion Miles.
That’s enough to travel to Jupiter
On average, that is 5,625
miles per person, per year.
That’s roughly the distance of a round-trip
BOSTON San Francisco
If you drove the whole way at 30 mph, you
would be in
the car for
Total Households Cars per Household
Are we car-dependent?
The state has 3,855,735 registered automobiles.
That’s 1.5 per household.
Larger cities provide more alternatives to car ownership.
Why does it matter?
land area is filled
by roads and
other paved areas.
results in daily
per day --
14.8 kg per
What can we do about it?
Our solutions will depend on which aspect of the
problem we hope to resolve.
Massachusetts Vehicle Census
(Metropolitan Area Planning Council & MassDOT)
American Community Survey, 2012 (US Census Bureau)
How Far Away is Jupiter (Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com)
Infographic designed and created by:
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Department of City and Regional Planning
Master’s Candidate 2015
took a private
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