Table 3: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Transportation-Related Livability Characteristics, by Income – October 2009

Table 3: Percent of Respondents Finding Importance in the Eight Transportation-Related Livability Characteristics, by Income – October 2009

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Income Sidewalks Bike lanes Local transit Long distance transportation Major roads Airport access Pedestrian friendly Adequate parking
Under $30k 85.6 75.0 84.9 72.8 93.6 77.4 82.7 85.4
$30k–$75k 83.8 64.9 71.6 65.9 94.1 78.0 83.7 88.2
$75k–$125k 85.0 75.8 75.3 67.8 94.2 92.6 89.0 92.6
$125k+ 89.0 69.4 66.7 69.8 98.3 93.3 91.1 94.3
Not reported 84.3 65.6 73.6 67.4 94.2 86.2 83.8 89.8

NOTE: The data in this table is based on combining survey responses of “somewhat important” or “very important” for each characteristic shown. Income ranges in this table are inclusive of the bottom income level and exclusive of the top income level. A statistically significant difference was found in public perceptions on the importance of local transit and airport access; based on a 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/