Center City Reports: Getting to Work: Transit, Density & Opportunity
Detailing how workers in Center City and the region arrive at their jobs and the impact these choices have on the downtown economy. Transit and housing investments from the late 19th and early 20th centuries have been re-infused with value by employment, demographic and cultural trends of the early 21st century that favor dense, diverse and transit-oriented job centers. At the center of the region’s transit network, Center City holds the largest concentration of employment anywhere in the metro area, with 295,000 jobs. Sixty-one percent of all Philadelphians can take transit to a downtown job in less than 30 minutes. More than 1 million residents of surrounding suburban counties live within one mile of a rail station, connecting them directly to downtown’s employers, retail shops, restaurants, educational, medical, arts and cultural institutions Transit is not just a convenience; it is essential to the density that enables Center City to provide 42% of all jobs in Philadelphia.
2016 | 16 pgs | Free | PDF (4.5 MB) | Issuu