Existing Commuting Patterns
Residents of DeKalb County commute to jobs in employment centers located throughout the Atlanta Region. Understanding travel patterns is critical to develop, evaluate, and ultimately recommend transit alternatives that meet the needs of DeKalb County citizens, businesses, and visitors. Currently, only 8% of commuters in DeKalb County are using transit to get to work.
The pie charts below show where people who live in South and North DeKalb County travel to for work. Both charts show strong travel patterns to the City of Atlanta and between North and South DeKalb County.
This chart is focused on South DeKalb County and shows just over 60% of South DeKalb County residents travel to jobs outside of the County. Key destinations include the City of Atlanta, North DeKalb County, and within South DeKalb County. (Based on the Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) travel demand model data for year 2015.)
North DeKalb County is the focus of this chart. Like South DeKalb, slightly more than 60% of North DeKalb residents are leaving the County for work. Key destinations include North DeKalb County, the City of Atlanta, and Gwinnett County. (Based on Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) travel demand model data for year 2015.)