The charts below show reasons for travel and the main issues for the travelling public in the US in 2009.
The bar chart informs five different reasons why people in America travel in percentage while the pie chart informs the shares of six common problems found during the travel in 2009.
Making a commute to and from the work place is the primary reason people travel, with 49% and personal reasons came up nowhere close as the second most popular reason at 19%. Activities such as shopping and recreation were also stated as the reasons at 16% and 10%, respectively. Visiting friends and family members, however, was the least chosen reason at 6%.
Turning to the pie chart, safety concerns, highway congestion, and aggresive drivers made up for 50% of people’s problem with travelling. Cost issue, however, was noted by 36% of population as the leading problem. Minority in the public also complained about access to public transport and space for pedestrians with number clocked at 8% and 6%, respectively.
Overall, while most people stated their going to workplace as primary reason, they also complained about various issues found upon public travel with concern regarding cost had the largest share among others.