Figure 2: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Livability Characteristics, by Gender–October 2009

Figure 2: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Livability Characteristics, by Gender–October 2009

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  Sidewalks Bike Lanes Local Transit Long Distance Transportation Major Roads Airport Access Pedestrian Friendly Adequate Parking
Male 80.41 68.78 74.31 65.31 95.99 85.11 84.07 89.17
Female 89.37 70.72 79.13 71.4 92.91 81.45 86.21 89.22

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 on the importance of sidewalks; 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/