Stuck in traffic on the freeway, drivers’ angry first thoughts are probably, “Where are all of these people even coming from?!”
Thanks to these lovely commute maps below, we can see the answer for ourselves. The maps, created and provided to Curbed by “data enthusiast” Mark Evans, use Census data from the American Community Survey to plot the commutes of workers who travel between 20 and 100 miles to work in various counties across the U.S., says CityLab, which also featured the maps.
The animated commute maps are available for every county in the country, but hypnotized the ones for Los Angeles County are hypnotizing. Commuters here are unsurprisingly far-flung.