Apr 8, 2024 - News

How much Columbus residents travel daily

Average daily miles traveled per person
Data: Replica; Map: Alice Feng/Axios

People may be traveling long distances for today's eclipse, but the average Franklin County resident travels 35 miles a day, Axios' Alex Fitzpatrick and Alice Feng report.

  • That's compared to the national average of 42 daily miles, per data from mobility analytics platform Replica, which is based on anonymized mobile device info, roadside sensors, transit agencies and more.

Why it matters: These numbers offer a compelling snapshot of differing mobility trends and needs across the country.

  • They factor in all forms of transportation, including personal vehicles, public transportation, taxis/rideshares, walking, biking, etc.

Zoom in: Franklin residents tend to travel a little farther than residents of Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, which had the state's lowest number of average daily miles traveled, at 31.5 per day.

  • Meanwhile, neighboring Fairfield County had the highest miles traveled of any Ohio county tracked by Replica, racking up 47.8 miles per day.

Zoom out: Manhattan residents had the lowest number of average miles traveled in the country, with 12.9.

  • And Monroe County, Pennsylvania, had the highest, with an average of 70 miles traveled per day.
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