Seattle's Preferred Alternative Commute is by Public Transit
- A powerful reason to invest in public transit.
Sightline has compiled a look at how Northwest residents get to work
and the numbers are encouraging: When compared to other cities in the region, Seattle dominates public transit—19.5 residents commute by bus
. Another 7.7 percent of Seattle residents walk and three percent ride bikes, which means that 30.2 percent
of Seattle residents normally get to work by walking, biking or riding the bus during the week. Another 9.6 percent carpool to work.
Sightline's numbers are taken from 2009 "resident-based" census data, meaning that the numbers reflect where commuting residents live regardless of where they work (e.g. a Seattleite commuting to Redmond would be counted, a Redmond resident commuting to Seattle would not).