How Do American Travel Habits Compare to Other Countries'?

Crowded Japanese Train

We have wide open spaces and highways 8 lanes wide- but do Americans really do more of their travel by car than people in the rest of the world? What about trains? How do the subway and “L” commuters in New York and Chicago stack up against the people who frequent high-speed rail travel in Europe and Japan? Who flies more, the Brits or the people of Atlanta (which, I’m told, may actually be more than just a Delta hub)?

Lindsay Wilson, over at Shrink That Footprint, found the answers to those travel questions and more, and put together a handy-dandy, interactive infographic that should help us figure out how our fellow humans get around. Enjoy!



Source | Images: Shrink That Footprint.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.