Getting Around Downtown

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Transportation/Time to Work

Over 50% of residents within .5 mile radius of the Chapel & Temple Streets intersection walk to work while 1,540 residents choose to drive alone to their place of employment. The number walking to work decreases within the 1 mile range by 16.55%, and decreases to 28% for those who live 1.5 miles from the intersection where driving alone is the preferred option for almost 46%.

Transportation to Work .5 mile   1 mile   1.5 miles  
2013 Est. Workers Age 16+ 5,260 % pop. 13,911 % pop. 28,163 % pop.
Drove Alone 1,540 29.28 5,284 37.98 12,891 45.77
Car Pooled 142 2.7 889 6.39 2,282 8.1
Public Transportation 415 7.89 1,826 13.13 4,211 14.95
Walked 2,640 50.19 4,679 33.64 6,237 22.15
Bicycle 173 3.29 402 2.89 874 3.1
Other Means 35 0.67 188 1.35 405 1.44
Worked at Home 315 5.99 642 4.62 1,263 4.48
Travel Time to Work
2013 Est. Workers Age 16+
Less than 15 Minutes 2,701 5,685 10,109
15 - 29 Minutes 1,534 4,864 10,581
30 - 44 Minutes 378 1,531 3,514
45 - 59 Minutes 104 446 1,085
60 or more Minutes 192 754 1,707
2013 Est. Avg Travel Time 18.43 21.88 23.4

 

Parking in Downtown New Haven

Beginning in 2003, the City of New Haven began monitoring the supply of and demand for publicly accessible parking in the downtown through a series of "Point-In-Time" surveys, which provide a snapshot of peak weekday parking demand in downtown New Haven. The Point-In-Time survey also counts the pedestrian and bicyclist traffic at key downtown intersections.

The full results can be viewed on the City of New Haven’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking website: Click Here