Car Access

Everyone needs reliable transportation access and in most American communities that means a car. Reliable and affordable transportation is critical for meeting daily needs and accessing educational and employment opportunities located throughout the region. For households living in regions without robust transit systems, access to a car is critical, but lower-income people and people of color are more likely to be carless. The Car Access indicator measures the percentage of households with no vehicle. 

Step 1: Go to the Car Access Starter Workbook page in Tableau Public.

Step 2: Download the workbook and open in the Tableau Public App. Instructions on downloading the Tableau Public App can be found on our Using Tableau page.

Tableau Workbook Layout

Screenshot showing components +of Tableau Workbook
  • Use the instructions on the Start Here sheet for more information about the workbook features.
  • The Table of Contents sheet lists all the example charts available in the starter workbook.
  • The Caption card below each data chart type provides instructions for understanding the data as well as some suggested customization options.
  • Use the Filters on the right side of the Tableau workbook for each sheet to adjust Measures and Parameters.
  • Adjust colors in the Marks card.
  • If at any time you want to un-do a step, use the back button in the top left corner of the workbook screen, or refer to the default settings in the Caption card to reset the chart.
  • Follow the steps on the Publish sheet to export and download your visualizations.

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