More than 86 percent of commuters in Gainesville spend less than 30 minutes driving to work every day, making Gainesville the city with the best commuting time in the state, according to a U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey.
City officials attributed the quick commute to an $18 million traffic-management system and the Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS), which help traffic run smoothly.
Gainesville’s commute is listed as No. 19 out of 250 major cities in the United States, and it is No. 7 in the nation for bicycle commutes.