The way in which employees in San Francisco commute to work has changed a little but not a lot since 2008, with the share of those driving alone has dropped from 37 percent to 35 percent in 2013 and the share of those taking transit rising to 38 percent from 36 percent five years before. If you take the train to work, check out the fastest SD cards to see how you can get a head start on your day. Irrespective of these figures, a large percentage of employees are still commuting by car. This is being replicated across the pond in the UK. What can be frustrating for this portion of the workforce can be overpaying for car insurance. Anyone who feels they have similar frustrations should try and search car insurance companies near me. This should at least make the commute slightly less expensive, unless you end up in a crash with an uninsured driver considering there are a fair few on the road that think they can dodge paying for something they feel they might never need, this is why it’s wise for those that can, to invest in an uninsured motorist coverage policy. However, the actual cost of the vehicle can have a massive impact. This is especially true if your work revolves completely around your car (i.e delivery work or electrician). To manage the costs better it may be wise to use a leasing company like Intelligent Van Leasing.
And while the share of those working in the city who commute to work by bicycle has increased from 2.0 percent to 2.6 percent over the past five years, the share slipped a little from 2.7 percent in 2012, according to the the Planning Department’s latest Commerce and Industry Inventory for the city.
The share of San Francisco residents who commute to work by bike did hold at 3.8 percent in 2013, up from 2.7 percent in 2008, while those who drive alone ticked up a tenth of a point and the share of those who take transit ticked down four tenths from 2012.
As a point of comparison, a little over 6 percent of commuters bike to work in Portland, Oregon, which is the highest share for a large American city and versus a national average of 0.6 percent. San Francisco ranks around fifth nationally.
The biggest shift in how people in San Francisco commuted last last year was a 1.1 percentage point increase in the share of those who walk to work, up from 9.4 percent in 2008 to 10.9 percent in 2013, driven in large part by the building boom downtown which is enabling the trend.