Transitized blogger Shaun Jacobsen just ran the numbers on Chicago commutes and, via a set of maps that bring together zoning laws and car ownership, tries to connect the dots between density and drive times. It's a telling series of portraits that may be worthwhile for public transit advocates to take a good, long look at sometime soon.
Jacobsen started by examining the percentage of homes in certain neighborhoods that didn't own a car.
He then compated the above with a map of people who commute alone and this map by Daniel Kay Hertz, which highlights areas of the city that are only zoned for single-family homes.
·Chicago Commute Map updated with 2013 Census data [Transitized]