Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Florida cities bottom out in commuter rank
Bicycle commuters know that South Florida is one of the country's worst metro areas for commuting. That's why smart Miamians two-wheel it to work and either sell their car or leave it at home. Now Forbes magazine has held a yardstick to to what our eyes were telling us, rating the 60 largest metropolitan areas according to travel delays, travel time and "green commuter" characteristics. We're not the worst -- the Tampa Bay area and Orlando topped us in this race to the bottom -- but our rank of 55 out of 60 is nothing you'll find soon in the Beacon Council brochures. Where is commuting easiest? Salt Lake City, Buffalo and Rochester. Anyone calling Bekins yet?