Cambridge, MA. is ranked the top city for commuters to live in.
In a new report published this week by US News and World Report and featured on Yahoo Real Estate, it was said:
Average commute time: 24 minutes
Non-car commuters: 58 percent
Cambridge combines all of the reasons that would make you ditch a car. It is a walker’s mecca-the census found Cambridge to have the highest percentage of pedestrian commuters in the country, at 25 percent. Walking is easy when many employers are located in town. Several of the largest employers in the Boston area are in Cambridge, such as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, and Genzyme Corp. Biking is another popular way to get around. The 11-mile Minuteman Commuter Bikeway connects Cambridge to nearby towns like Arlington and Lexington. Finally, Boston’s MBTA rapid transit system (popularly known as the T) has two stops on two different lines in Cambridge.