Curbed recently published an article outlining how Seattle ranked by the number of jobs accessible within a 10 minute commute. In the university study, Seattle was ranked 8th in the U.S. for public transit commuting. According to Wired, the study looked at 46 of the 50 most populous metros in the U.S. and crunched the numbers on job “accessibility,” or how easily jobs could be reached.
Seattle rated much higher when you focused your rankings on number of jobs reached by public transit within ten minutes (6th). But in terms of jobs reachable by public transit within one hour, Seattle slipped (9th). The point being, the shorter you have to go to commute to work, the better Seattle’s public transit works for you.
What does this mean for the Eastside?
Take a look at the interactive map and compare the number of jobs available within a 10 minute public transit commute. While this may not be the best option for those living on the Eastside, Bellevue and Redmond still show a commendable 100,000 to 500,000 jobs within 30 minutes by walking or public transit.
Read the full article published on Seattle Curbed here.