LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — LA’s freeways don’t seem to be less packed from day to day, but a study has found that more Californians are actually choosing to walk, bike or take public transportation.

A new Caltrans survey shows nearly a quarter of Californians are choosing to travel by foot, bike, bus or train, a double-digit jump from a decade ago.

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One commuter named Mark says he has a car, but uses Metro to commute from Canoga Park to Silver Lake.

“The traffic is unbearable. You save a lot of money on gas,” he said.

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Another car-less commuter says he catches the train from East LA to downtown, where he works as an art writer, regularly.

“Everybody I know, nobody has a car. They take public transportation – buses, trains, Metrolink, bikes,” Jim said.

The survey also found that it was mostly those under the age of 40 who were shifting away from the habits of old.

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In spite of these new habits, Southern California still has the worst traffic in the country.