Chart of the Day – Work Trip Mode Shares in MSP Metropolitan Area

Means of Travel to Work in Minneapolis St. Paul Bloomington Metropolitan Area - 2012 ACS - Source: American FactFinder

Means of Travel to Work in Minneapolis St. Paul Bloomington Metropolitan Area – 2012 ACS – Source: American FactFinder

Note that metropolitan numbers (using the large Census metro area) are almost the same as statewide numbers.


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5 Responses to Chart of the Day – Work Trip Mode Shares in MSP Metropolitan Area

  1. Adam February 25, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    That public transit share is disappointingly small.

  2. Matt Steele February 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    In a way, it’s remarkable how well transit/bike/walk does considering how the vast majority of infrastructure dollars go to roads and transit/bike/walk-hostile land use. The fact that they punch above their weight when compared to investment makes me think there’s significant latent demand for land use that doesn’t push people into solo car commutes.

    • David Levinson
      David Levinson February 25, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

      Bike and walk punch above their weight, transit not so much.

  3. Joey Senkyr February 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    So, if someone drives alone to a suburban park and ride, then takes a bus from there to work, does that count as driving alone, a public transit trip, or both?

  4. David Levinson
    David Levinson February 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    If public transit is the “primary mode” it counts as transit. Usually Park and Ride is considered transit (since the transit part is the longest part of the trip), though it depends on how the respondent answered the question..