The MetroBoston DataCommon, a partnership between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Boston Indicators Project, is an interactive data portal and mapping tool with information about the region’s people, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environmental resources. It is a resource for all those seeking to better understand how the region and its communities are changing, and help residents, planners, city and town officials, educators, and journalists explore options and make informed decisions.
The MetroBoston DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the region’s people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for all those seeking to understand how the region is changing, it helps residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore data and make informed decisions. We invite you to explore its data, community snapshots and create your own visualizations and reports.
Long commutes are unpopular everywhere, but more difficult to avoid in some parts of the region. This map shows the average vehicle miles traveled per worker, based on the location of employment. On average, auto commute trips generate 18 vehicle miles for each worker in the region, but in many workplaces around the periphery, the average round-trip commute adds up to more than 30 vehicle miles per worker. To learn more, check out this month's Calendar Map.
We are happy to coordinate a specialized training for your organization. Our monthly trainings will resume in September. Please feel free to contact us for more information.