Table 23. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled Experiencing Problems as a Pedestrian or as a Cyclist for Local Travel

Table 23. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled Experiencing Problems as a Pedestrian or as a Cyclist for Local Travel

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Problems As a pedestrian As a cyclist
Disabled Nondisabled Disabled Nondisabled
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Audible/visual/tactile info limited 3.71 1.92 2.49 0.75 1.59 0.82 0.98 0.28
Crosswalk time too short 11.31 2.94 6.37 1.05 1.16 0.86 1.10 0.61
Crosswalks not marked/missing 11.22 2.50 11.88 1.70 7.32 6.27 5.53 1.55
Curb cut/ramp/stair/grade problems 7.48 1.05 5.55 1.16 7.42 5.79 3.01 1.43
Difficult to see/be seen 3.08 1.02 1.47 0.49 3.55 2.01 3.97 1.30
Don't know when it's safe to cross 10.94 2.46 7.14 1.48 3.15 1.96 2.89 1.42
Drainage poor 3.11 2.30 0.14 0.14 0.00   0.89 0.64
Drivers don't stop for me 16.44 2.39 18.55 1.83 11.93 4.10 12.16 1.77
Grates and gaps 1.08 0.48 1.80 0.66 0.38 0.39 1.29 0.74
Insensitive/unaware drivers 24.34 2.85 25.09 2.32 26.87 6.93 24.36 2.62
Insensitive/unaware pedestrians 1.86 0.72 4.12 1.06 1.81 1.35 3.56 1.25
Lighting inadequate 3.76 2.29 1.74 0.70 1.44 1.17 0.67 0.51
Median/island problems 0.91 0.50 0.61 0.31 1.15 0.83 0.00  
Moving traffic too close to me 3.73 1.02 5.40 1.02 16.74 6.08 15.07 1.83
Obstacles/protusions/low clearance 5.50 1.09 5.65 1.27 5.11 3.21 5.47 1.29
Passing space/width limited 3.13 0.76 1.81 0.59 13.14 6.02 10.08 1.88
Surface problems potholes/cracks 21.43 2.66 22.05 1.91 18.07 5.52 12.30 1.96
Too few/missing sidewalks/paths 19.05 2.99 29.90 2.30 29.81 4.92 40.41 3.34
Other problems 4.93 2.28 1.59 0.64 7.24 3.36 2.78 1.11

NOTE: This table contains the weighted percent or weighted mean and the standard error. Cells with a small sample size (

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 National Transportation Availability and Use Survey.