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Map Title: Pedestrian Deaths in Poorer Neighborhoods - 2008-2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Governing analyzed the location of pedestrian fatalities and found that metro-area census tracts with poverty rates of more than 25% had more than twice as many deaths per 100,000 residents as tracts with poverty rates of less than 15%.

Map Title: Precentage of Commuters Who Carpool by County, 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Census Bureau's mapping tool, Census Explorer, allows users to see what percentage of commuters in each county get to work via a carpool. (Select "Carpooled" in the blue box and then "County" in the box beneath it.)

Map Title: Pedestrian Fatalities, 2003-2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Smart Growth America, a nonprofit advocating for the the smart growth of communities, using just released data, constructed a map showing 47,031 pedestrian fatalities from 2003 through 2012. AARP has more about the map, including that 20% of those fatalities was someone aged 65 or older.

Map Title: Access to Jobs - 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Regional Plan Association, using data from a variety of sources, produced a map showing travel time to jobs of various industries or those requiring a certain level of education by a variety of means of transportation from wherever the user chooses in the New York City region including Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties. (Move the blue flag to a location in one of those three counties to get started.) (Requires Firefox or Chrome.)

Map Title: The East Coast Greenway in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The East Coast Greenway is a private effort to link off-road, bike- and walker-friendly trails from the Maine-Canada border to Key West, Florida. 198 miles of the route goes through Connecticut, where it uses such trails as the Airline Trail, the Hop River Trail, and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (scroll to the bottom of the linked page to find the map).

Map Title: The State of Bridges - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Transportation for America put data from the Federal Highway Administration onto a Google Map and now you can see which bridges in any selected area are structurally deficient.

Map Title: Average Daily Traffic - 2011-2013
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: These maps use data collected from 2010 to 2012 to show Average Daily Traffic (ADT) in dozens of locations in all 169 towns (choose a city or town to see the map). (The pink numbers on the maps represent ADT over the last 12 years.)

Map Title: Annual Gas Consumption Per Capita, by County - 2012
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Natural Resources Defense Council published a map showing annual per capita gasoline consumption for each county.

Map Title: Average One-Way Commuting Time - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio has an interactive map depicting the average commuting time for each zip code.

Map Title: Percentage of Workers 16-Years-Old and Older Who Use Public Transportation - 2007-2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Rural Assistance Center used 5-year estimates from 2007 to 2011 from the Census Bureau to show the percentage of workers in each county who use public transportation.

Map Title: Major Freight Corridors - 2013
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Federal Highway Administration map shows which rails, rivers, and highways carry a high volume of freight based on number of trucks per day.

 
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