Check out this interactive map developed by the U.S. Census Bureau that illustrates the average commute time in the U.S. by zip code area.
You might assume that the commute time in Los Angeles is relatively longer than other parts of the U.S., due to the repeatedly frustrating experiences of getting stuck on freeways during rush hours. Nonetheless, the numbers show that we are pretty close to the average travel time to work in the U.S., which is 25.4 minutes. The average commute time of UCLA’s zip code area (90024) is actually 21.7 minutes! Why is that? Credit goes to the established public transit networks in Los Angeles that we can all easily access. Indeed, commuting can be convenient and short!
How long is the commute time from your zip code? How does the average compare to how long it takes for you to get to campus?