Transit work trips increasing to Seattle’s core centers

More commuters to downtown Seattle and other core areas are using transit to get to work, according to a PSRC travel survey.

Mode Share for Work Trips to Seattle Core

From 2006 to 2014, there was an increase in transit use and a decrease in driving alone to work in Downtown Seattle, South Lake Union, Uptown and First Hill/Capitol Hill.

Regionally, the overall mode shares for all trips (including non-commute) have shifted somewhat as well. Some of the increase in the walk share shown below comes from better methodology in which we were very careful to remind people to capture every short trip they took.

The data comes from the Puget Sound Travel Study, which surveyed more than 6,000 households throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties from urban, suburban, and rural locations last year.

Regional Mode Share Chart

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