#1 2019-02-05 09:26:59

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,455

Austin & U.S. bike/walk statistics


From the City's data portal:

#66: Bus ridership is flat.  The number of bus trips is essentially flat from 2007 to 2015, which is a *reduction* in bus share since the population increased during that time.

#70: Sidewalk miles increasing.  Streets with sidewalks went from 44% to 53% from 2013-17, a healthy 20% increase.

#71: Bicycle lane miles exploding.  The number of miles of bicycle lanes nearly tripled from 2008-17.

#77: Percentage of trips by walking.  From 2007 to 2017, started at 2%, shot up to 3% by 2010, then fell back down to 2%.

#77:  Percentage of trips by bicycling.  From 2007 to 2017, started at 1%, shot up to 2% by 2011, then fell down to 1.5%.  On the plus side, this is a 50% increase over 11 years.  On the downside, 1.5%!  I'm thinking of starting to bike occasionally again, and it won't take much effort to get my own personal transportation above 1.5% of trips.


From Transport Politic:

Driving share.  % commuting share by driving alone rose sharply from 1970-90, slightly from 1990-2000, and has remained flat since then.  In the meantime, carpooling has plummeted.

Biking/walking/Transit share.  Decreased from 1970-90, and his been flat since then.

Austin bike/walk share.  We're in the median of the top 15 cities, doing no better or worse.

Car-free households.  The percentage has decreased from 1970-2010, and has been flat since then.


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