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DC is driving less, biking and telecommuting more

Driving to work is on the wane in many urban cities, a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has found.

In the D.C. area, the proportion of workers driving themselves to work fell 4.7 percent from 2000 to 2007-2011, according to the report. That's the second highest drop, second only to New York and the surrounding tri-state area.

The report also found that bike commuting and telecommuting were both on the rise.

Interestingly, the PIRG also found a correlation between a drop in driving and economic security: the average increase in the poverty rate in the 15 areas with the highest per-capita drop in vehicle miles traveled was 2.7 percent, while the average increase in the poverty rate everywhere else was 3.6 percent.

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