The Thrive Region According to Your Commute
A Map of U.S. Defined by How we Move
The Commute Patterns of our Region
More than any other factor, how the people of 16 counties travel back and forth to work and school shows us the true footprint of our region.
A new map produced by Dartmouth College's Garrett Dash Nelson and Alasdair Rae (University of Sheffield) shows how not only our region, but also the world, is defined by how people commute.
Map is based on research published in the journal PLoS One as “From Commutes to Megaregions: A New Economic Geography of the US.”
Envisioning ourselves as part of a big picture is tough when we're sitting in the middle of an interstate traffic jam, trying to make a flight or a meeting in Atlanta. But maps like this one, which shows not only where we commute, but also how, are vital tools to planning for our future.
Making sure that all of the people in our region have access to fulfilling jobs, paths of learning and the natural treasures that ensure our health and well-being, is a top priority for the Thrive Regional Partnership.