How Do American Travel Habits Compare to Other Countries’?

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.

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Jo Borrás
Jo has been working in the automotive industry since 1997, and has been a contributor to various automotive and technology blogs for more than a decade. You can usually find him talking about Swedish metal at his Volvo fansite, out cruising on two wheels, or chasing his kids around Oak Park, IL.