Apr 2, 2024 - News

How many miles Philadelphians travel daily

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

Philadelphia County residents travel 23.9 miles on average every day — well below the national average of 42, per mobility analytics platform Replica.

Why it matters: These numbers offer a compelling snapshot of differing mobility trends and needs nationwide, helping policymakers and transit advocates determine sensible solutions or changes for their communities.

How it works: The data is based on anonymized mobile device info, roadside sensors, input from transit agencies and more.

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

By the numbers: Our compatriots in Monroe County traveled the most average miles (70) among U.S. counties with 100,000 people or more.

  • They were followed by Coconino County, Arizona (68.6), and Parker County, Texas (66.7).

Statewide, Pennsylvanians traveled 38.9 miles a day.

Zoom out: New York City accounts for all three 100,000-plus-person counties with the lowest number of daily miles traveled—no surprise, given the area's density.

  • It's 12.9 for New York County (Manhattan), 15.5 for Kings County (Brooklyn) and 16.6 for Bronx County.

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