Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Stats: San Jose Commute Times

Do you think that your commute in Silicon Valley is pretty bad? Well, it turns out that it is probably less worse than in other major metros in California. The average commute in San Jose is 24.4 minutes. This compares to 28.8 minutes in San Francisco (the worst of ALL major metros), 28.3 minutes in Los Angeles, and 25.9 minutes in Sacramento. San Diego tied with San Jose at 24.4 minutes. As much as we complain, it is at least 18% worse up north.

Source: SVBJ


  1. Good post man, just looking around some blogs, seems a pretty nice platform you are using.

  2. Isn't San Jose identical to San Diego interms of suburban sprawl and downtown style with the exceptions of the waterfront?

    1. There are a lot of similarities, including weather and even politics. San Jose is about 40% more dense than San Diego, so we are slightly less sprawled out. However, their downtown is probably twice as large as ours both horizontally and vertically.

  3. Have you ever tried the new method for commuting?
    Park & pedal!