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TOPIC III: RATES OF ACTIVE COMMUTING

Between 2007 and 2016, there were widespread increases in rates of bicycling and taking transit to work, with increases in 38 and 31 states, respectively. Overall, there was an average 20% increase in the rate of bicycling to work and an average 6% increase in the rate of taking transit to work.

The rate of walking to work decreased in more states than it increased, with only 14 states showing an increase between 2007 and 2016. Overall, there was an average 7% decrease in the rate of walking to work.

Massachusetts and Washington are notable for having among the 10 highest rates of each active commuting indicator and among the 10 largest increases for each of the active commute modes. Hawaii narrowly misses this distinction due to having a very modest .03% increase in the rate of bicycling to work between 2007 and 2016, less than half the average increase for all states.

Mississippi and Alabama are notable for having among the 10 lowest rates of each active commuting indicator.

FIGURE 2.3.1 – PERCENT OF COMMUTERS WALKING, BIKING, OR TAKING TRANSIT AS PRIMARY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK

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FIGURE 2.3.2 – CHANGES IN ACTIVE COMMUTER MODESHARE

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U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Table B08006 1-year estimate (2016). Available at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/ index.xhtml

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U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Table B08006 1-year estimate (2007). Available at https://factfinder.census.gov/ faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml and U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Table B08006 1-year estimate (2016). Available at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/ index.xhtml