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This Map Shows Just How Lonely Americans' Commutes Are

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Are you riding solo? You're not alone.

As a map posted to Reddit on Friday by metricmapsore shows, huge numbers of Americans drive alone to get to work each day.

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Based on 2011 American Community Survey information, the map shows starkly how lonesome most commutes are.

In spots around big cities including New York and Philadelphia...

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...as well as in the sparsely populated western states, fewer than half of commuters drive to work alone, the map shows.

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In the middle of the country, however, nearly everyone — upwards of 80 percent of commuters — takes solo car trips to get to work.

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Nationwide, the map showed, roughly 3/4 of American commuters drive alone to work, while around 10 percent carpool and smaller percentages use other means — bikes, public transit, their own two feet — to get to work.

Some Reddit users reacted to the map by calling for people to carpool and use public transit more, while a few holdouts seemed pleased with the current state of affairs.

"Wouldn't have it any other way," one user wrote. "Public transportation sucks."

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