Pittsburgh has been named a top city by U.S. News
for "people who hate driving and long commutes," reports Yahoo! Real Estate.
To compile its list, U.S. News included cities with populations of more than 50,000. They then considered the average commuting time in metropolitan areas throughout the country--24.4 minutes in 2009, according to the Census--and narrowed the list to cities with even shorter average commuting times.
In Pittsburgh the average commute time is 23.1 minutes, and 33.5 percent of commuters are non-car commuters, meaning they travel by foot, bicycle or public transportation.
"[Pittsburgh] has a large public transit system for its size," the study reports. "Pittsburgh's transit system, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, has a daily ridership of 240,000 on its buses and light rail. The city also has one of the largest bus rapid transit systems in the country, with three bus-only highways. Its light rail system has the 16th-most passenger miles traveled of any light rail in the country, according to the American Public Transportation Association."
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