Table 2: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Characteristics, by Age – October 2009

Table 2: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Characteristics, by Age – October 2009

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Age Sidewalks Bike lanes Local transit Long-distance transportation Major roads Airport access Pedestrian friendly Adequate parking
18-34 91.5 73.8 80.5 71.6 95.9 83.2 88.4 89.1
35-49 88.0 76.6 76.2 67.0 95.4 87.1 89.4 92.6
50-64 84.1 72.4 75.4 75.4 94.0 83.1 85.9 89.0
65+ 73.0 51.9 66.2 56.7 91.5 78.2 74.1 85.4

NOTE: The data in this table is based on combining survey responses of “somewhat important” or “very important” for each characteristic shown. A satatistically significant difference was found in public perceptions on the importance of sidewalks, bike lanes, local transit, long-distance transportation and pedestrian friendly streets; 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/