My Daily Travel survey

My Daily Travel survey

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) four-part policy brief series explores how the data from the 2019 My Daily Travel survey can help northeastern Illinois better understand everyday travel patterns. The series dives into the characteristics of regional travel, examines disparities in travel behavior, and highlights new and emerging forms of mobility. Explore and learn more about how residents travel in northeastern Illinois.

How people travel in northeastern Illinois

Mode share by home jurisdiction chart. Residents of Chicago and Cook County have the highest non-car mode share in the region.

The first part of the My Daily Travel series provides insight into the questions of when, where, why, and how much people in the region are traveling. It explores the different ways residents move around the northeastern Illinois for work, school, and essential trips like health care appointments.

Read the full analysis: A pre-pandemic snapshot of travel in northeastern Illinois.

Travel patterns in the region change by demographic

Mode share by race and ethnicity chart. White residents in the region were the likeliest to rely on personal automobiles for their transportation.

The second part of the series investigates disparities in regional travel. It looks at how residents experience northeastern Illinois’ transportation system differently based on age, household income, disability status, and race and ethnicity.

Read the full analysis: The experience of moving around the region varies based on who is traveling.

The effects of telecommuting on travel in the region

Share of residents who telecommute at least once a week chart. Residents from low-income households and Black and Latino residents were the least likely to telecommute before COVID-19.

The third part of the series examines telecommuting behavior, and what My Daily Travel data says about the future of remote work in northeastern Illinois. It also explores the effect remote work has on peak travel times and trip-making.

Read the full analysis: Pre-COVID telecommuting patterns reveal possible future impacts of remote work.

Ride-hailing and bike-share services were changing regional mobility before the pandemic

Transportation network company (TNC) use per week by home jurisdiction. Use of TNCs was greatest by residents of Chicago and suburban Cook County

Even before the onset of COVID-19, new and emerging forms of mobility were gaining popularity in northeastern Illinois. In the fourth part of the series, CMAP looks at the potential effects these services may have on regional mobility going forward. It examines the rapid growth of ride-hailing services and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as the emergence of Divvy and other bike-sharing systems.

Read the full analysis: Changes in mobility were underway even before COVID-19.

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My Daily Travel survey

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) four-part policy brief series explores how the data from the 2019 My Daily Travel survey can help northeastern Illinois better understand everyday travel patterns. The series dives into the characteristics of regional travel, examines disparities in travel behavior, and highlights new and emerging forms of mobility. Explore and learn more about how residents travel in northeastern Illinois.

How people travel in northeastern Illinois

Mode share by home jurisdiction chart. Residents of Chicago and Cook County have the highest non-car mode share in the region.

The first part of the My Daily Travel series provides insight into the questions of when, where, why, and how much people in the region are traveling. It explores the different ways residents move around the northeastern Illinois for work, school, and essential trips like health care appointments.

Read the full analysis: A pre-pandemic snapshot of travel in northeastern Illinois.

Travel patterns in the region change by demographic

Mode share by race and ethnicity chart. White residents in the region were the likeliest to rely on personal automobiles for their transportation.

The second part of the series investigates disparities in regional travel. It looks at how residents experience northeastern Illinois’ transportation system differently based on age, household income, disability status, and race and ethnicity.

Read the full analysis: The experience of moving around the region varies based on who is traveling.

The effects of telecommuting on travel in the region

Share of residents who telecommute at least once a week chart. Residents from low-income households and Black and Latino residents were the least likely to telecommute before COVID-19.

The third part of the series examines telecommuting behavior, and what My Daily Travel data says about the future of remote work in northeastern Illinois. It also explores the effect remote work has on peak travel times and trip-making.

Read the full analysis: Pre-COVID telecommuting patterns reveal possible future impacts of remote work.

Ride-hailing and bike-share services were changing regional mobility before the pandemic

Transportation network company (TNC) use per week by home jurisdiction. Use of TNCs was greatest by residents of Chicago and suburban Cook County

Even before the onset of COVID-19, new and emerging forms of mobility were gaining popularity in northeastern Illinois. In the fourth part of the series, CMAP looks at the potential effects these services may have on regional mobility going forward. It examines the rapid growth of ride-hailing services and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as the emergence of Divvy and other bike-sharing systems.

Read the full analysis: Changes in mobility were underway even before COVID-19.

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My Daily Travel Survey