Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rush hour in Kansas City

I've heard more than once from my business colleagues who migrated to Kansas City that "rush hour" in our town is an oxymoron. Personally, I think that's a good thing--that spending 45 or more minutes in a car going one way to or from work doesn't sound all that much fun.

AdWeek just published a study on the Kansas City market and their statistics prove out the commuting phenomenon. In their study, 26% of us spend less than 10 minutes in our car going to or from work and 23% spend 10-19 minutes. So, almost half of the 96% who drive (and don't carpool) are in cars for less than 20 minutes--just enough time to down the morning cup of coffee on the way to the office, or to decompress on the way home.

Eat your heart out, big city colleagues.

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