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Monday, August 4, 2008

Point A to Point B - How UrbanCincy readers get to work

Not a big surprise here from July's poll. The majority of UrbanCincy readers commute to work by car (47% of 327 total respondents). A strong response came from those who walk and/or bike to work, as well as those riding the bus for their means of transportation. Combined those two categories made up for roughly 32% of the total responses.

That actually is a better breakdown than I expected, and to top it all off there were 14% of you who selected the 'insert rail here' option. So if you really break it down as car vs. alternative transportation then there was actually a pretty decent response. The comparison would then be 47% (156 total votes) to 46% (155 total votes).

How did you vote, why did you vote the way you did? Most importantly what do you see as an important tool to help tip the scales even further and get people out of their cars? I think the streetcar is an important first step that will further reduce the need for an automobile in the urban core. For commuting purposes light rail needs to be considered again, and soon.

6 comments:

Quim said...

The distance of the commute can make a difference, but, of course, not necessarily. I used to work in OTR. One co-worker rode his bike from Deer Park most every day but, while another guy only lived about 6 blocks away on Klotter - he was involved in sales and had to drive because he needed his car throughout the day.

Matt Ross said...

Is that a concept drawing for Cincy?

5chw4r7z said...

I'm riding the bus right now, but I'm trying to get off my ass and ride a bike. Whats the sticking point? I live downtown and work at UC. It will be a nice ride home though!

UncleRando said...

No Matt, that is a concept drawing for something in the Pacific Northwest.

jfd said...

One battle at a time, please. Let's get the streetcar going, see how that works; and if it goes to plan, then light rail should be an easy sell.

Anonymous said...

I live in Westwood and also work at UC.

I could take the bus if I wanted to but it would be very inconvenient. My drive commute is about 12 minutes and then I walk another 10 minutes.
If I took the bus it would be a 10 minute walk to the bus stop, about a 45 minute trip and still a 10 minute walk from the stop to work.

So about 22 minutes each way vs. a little over an hour. Unfortunately, it just isn't worth my time.

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