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Mapping Our Commutes, One Zip Code at a Time

As frustrating as long commutes can be, they're also a badge of honor, proof that you're more Angelino than that guy who walks to the office every day. Traffic is a shared experience: it typifies our city and defines our culture. Now there's an interactive map that tracks our commuting patterns — where we live, where we work, and the distances between. Drawing from 2000 Census Transportation Planning Product primary data, the visualization — brainchild of designer and engineer Harry Kao — maps our commutes to and from work according to zip code. Just enter five digits of your choosing and let the virtual commuting begin!


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My commute time? Getting from 90039 to 90027 takes me a whopping 10 minutes. I make a terrible Angelino.