Apr 25, 2024 - Transit

Louisiana residents travel more each day than national average

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

Louisiana residents travel 43.9 miles on average every day, compared to the national average of 42.

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

The big picture: Cameron Parish residents travel the most each day, clocking 95.4 miles, according to data from mobility analytics platform Replica, though it's unclear if Hurricane Laura's residual impacts may have been a factor.

  • St. Tammany residents are also above the state average, coming in at 53 miles daily. That Causeway commute adds up, right?
  • Jefferson Parish residents average 32.4 miles daily, while Orleans residents log 26.9.

Between the lines: The numbers include daily commutes and any other trips.

How it works: Replica's data is based on anonymized mobile device info, roadside sensors, transit agencies and more.

  • It factors in all forms of transportation, including personal vehicles, public transportation, taxis/rideshares, walking, biking, etc.
  • Replica's estimates are based on a typical spring weekday in 2023.

What's next: The data can help policymakers, transit advocates and more figure out what transportation solutions or changes make the most sense for their communities.

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