Uncategorized Chart of the Day – Work Trip Mode Shares in MSP Metropolitan Area David Levinson • February 25, 2014 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. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterRedditLinkedIn Related
That public transit share is disappointingly small.
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.
Bike and walk punch above their weight, transit not so much.
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?
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..