How do our residents and workers commute?
One of the City’s goals is to shift people from driving to alternative modes of transportation like buses and bikes, for some or all of their trips. Two of the biggest sources of trips in West Hollywood are commuting by residents (most of whom leave the city for work) and commuting by non-residents who come here for work. The breakdown of how they commute is important for evaluating the effectiveness of current efforts and formulating future policies.
How do West Hollywood residents and workers commute? The car is still the dominant way of getting to work. It’s the means of commute for 89% of residents and 83% of workers. Most of that is driving alone, although our workers are four times more likely than residents to carpool. Our workers are also more than twice as likely to use transit for their commutes and may be more likely to bike to work than residents. You can see the exact numbers in the graph below by hovering over (or touching) each piece.