Map Series: V. Saint Louis Area Travel Time to Work
The map above shows the mean travel time to work in minutes for residents of Saint Louis City and County census tracts. The lighter the color, the lower the average commute time, and vice versa. The map shows how travel times tend to be shortest in the central corridor and in the county along Route 67. The longest travel times are in North Saint Louis City and the fringes of Saint Louis County. While the distance from major work centers makes the later fact unsurprising, North Saint Louis City’s mean travel times may come as a surprise to some readers. The reason is that many North Saint Louisans are transit-dependent, which results in much higher commute times than those who drive personal vehicles to work. Read more from the Show-Me Institute on Saint Louis transportation here.