Figure 1: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Transportation-Related Livability Characteristics, by Community Type–October 2009

Figure 1: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Transportation-Related Livability Characteristics, by Community Type–October 2009

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  Sidewalks Bike Lanes Local    Transit Long Distance Transportation Major Roads Airport Access Pedestrian Friendly Adequate Parking
Rural 94.94 74.71 87.11 71.4 90.86 83.67 88.08 86.58
Urban 65.95 54.89 56 58.02 94.19 71.19 76.46 83.22
Suburban 91.48 76.71 79.11 74.87 97.53 92.51 89.99 96.6

NOTE: The data in this figure is based on combining survey responses of “somewhat important” or “very important” for each characteristic shown. A statistically significant difference was found in public perceptions for all eight transportation-related livability characteristics; based on chi-square analysis with a p-value < 0.05.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Omnibus Household Survey, at http://www.bts.gov/programs/omnibus_surveys/household_survey/