Approximately 290,000 vehicles enter New York City from New Jersey every day. Here’s where that traffic is coming from.
More than 220 vehicles cross from New Jersey into New York City per minute, or almost 290,000 per day.
Those statistics come from a wonderfully geeky new data dump by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which last week released monthly traffic and E-ZPass usage information for 2011 through April of 2014. The data covers eastbound traffic, where tolls are collected, on the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, and Bayonne Bridge.
BuzzFeed crunched the numbers and found:
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Automobile traffic consistently makes up around 91% of the total vehicles going over and through the bridges and tunnels in a month. Trucks make up between 6 and 7 percent, and buses account for the final 2 to 3 percent.
The George Washington Bridge is really popular.
In 2013, 49.4 million vehicles took the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan. That's more than 135,000 per day, on average.
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