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Can you name the British city from a chart of its commuting patterns?

The latest instalment of our weekly series, in which we use the Centre for Cities’ data tools to crunch some of the numbers on Britain’s cities. 

The charts below show how people get to work in every significant British city. The horizontal axis is public transport; the vertical one is private vehicle (read: cars); and the size of the bubble represents cycling. 

Can you identify the city based on its commuting pattern? Let’s find out.


Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter, far too much, as @jonnelledge.

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