Table 1: Percent of Respondents Who Identified Each Transportation-Related Livability Characteristic as Important–October 2009

Table 1: Percent of Respondents Who Identified Each Transportation-Related Livability Characteristic as ImportantOctober 2009

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Livability characteristic Percent
Sidewalks, paths, or other safe walking routes to shopping, work, or school (Sidewalks) 85.0
Bike lanes or paths to shopping, work, or school (Bike lanes) 69.8
Reliable local bus, rail, or ferry transportation that can be reached without driving (Local transit) 75.3
Reliable long-distance bus or train transportation to and from major metropolitan areas (Long-distance transportation) 68.4
Major roads or highways that access and serve your community (Major roads) 94.4
Easy access to airport (Airport access) 83.2
Pedestrian-friendly streets or boulevards in the downtown or central business district (Pedestrian friendly) 85.2
Adequate parking in the downtown or central business district (Adequate parking) 89.2

NOTE: The data in this table is based on combining survey responses of “somewhat important” or “very important” for each characteristic shown.

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/