Whether this graphic makes seeing the commuting pattern of eight major U.S. cities easier to understand or clear as mud might be a personal choice. We happen to think it's quite clever, and you can see the larger version here.
Basically, the city names are color-coded to show the distribution numbers of how people get to work. Orange is the percentage of people who driver themselves, the red line below that is for carpooling and light blue is the number who take public transportation. Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles all have broad orange bands, and are the most unbalanced in favor of single-driver commuting vehicles. We know that we like a more rainbow-like pattern, which equals more options that are available to everyone.

[Source: Infrastructurist]

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