1.05.2017

2016 Car Usage

This is the eighth year I have tracked car usage, so I think it's safe to say this has become a habit. As has the nerdy tracking and graphing of it in Microsoft Excel. (You can check out 2015 here, 2014 here, 2013 here, 2012 here, 2011 here, 2010 here, and 2009 here.)

As before, the Philly totals represent, in order, number of trips, number of legs represented in those trips (i.e. going to and from my in-laws, making one stop to get gas, counts as three legs), and number of legs in which I was driven (rather than driving).

The other city totals represent, in order, number of times I was in that location, number of days I was in that location, number of trips, number of legs represented in those trips, and number of legs in which I was driven.  (Note how unnecessary a car is in northeastern cities like Baltimore and Wilmington, vs. how often I drove in other cities like San Jose or Atlanta.)
Jan 15/41/2 Wilmington 1/1/0/0/0
Feb 12/30/0 Orlando 1/4/4/9/2 Wilmington 3/3/0/0/3
Mar 12/37/0 Wilmington 6/6/2/7/1
Apr 16/47/0 Wilmington 5/5/1/2/1
May 13/42/2 Wilmington 8/8/0/0/3
June 10/27/0 AC 1/2/1/4/0 Wilmington 4/4/0/0/0 Baltimore 1/1/0/0/2 Pittsburgh 1/1/1/6/0
July 11/25/0 Wilmington 5/5/1/2/1 Iroquoina 2/3/3/10/0 Pittsburgh 1/1/1/6/0 
August 7/17/0 Wilmington 4/4/2/4/0 Chicago 1/1/0/0/0 NYC 1/1/0/0/0 Rehoboth Beach 1/15/16/38/3
September 13/39/1 Wilmington 2/2/0/0/0 Pittsburgh 1/2/0/0/6 Atlanta 1/1/1/6/0
October 13/38/1 Wilmington 6/6/1/2/0 Chicago 1/1/0/0/0
November 12/43/0 Poconos 1/2/1/4/0 Harrisburg 1/1/0/0/0 Wilmington 2/2/0/0/0 Atlanta 1/3/0/0/11 Hoboken 1/1/0/0/0 KOP 1/1/1/2/0
December 11/36/4 Pittsburgh 1/2/1/6/0 Chicago 1/2/0/0/3 Wilmington 3/3/0/0/0 Hoboken 1/1/0/0/0 San Jose 1/8/17/38/2



So my Philly total is 145 trips involving 422 legs, plus another 10 legs in which I was driven.  So that works out to about 12 car trips and 36 legs a month.  A lot more than before, which I chalk up to the kids having more extra-curriculars that involve driving (Jada has gymnastics in Conshy, while Aaron's swim meets are rarely transit-accessible).  Plus way more out-of-town activity, reflecting more non-Philadelphia gigs at work.  'Tis an interesting thing to track over time, to see how my life has evolved and my travel changes accordingly.
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