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Mode Share

October 10, 2019, 7am PDT
With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.
Greater Greater Washington
September 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The CityLab team has created a new metric to measure the U.S. cities where people are most likely to be car free.
CityLab
September 23, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent report presents evidence that fewer New Yorkers are choosing bikes as an alternative form of transportation.
New York Post
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes
May 8, 2019, 11am PDT
PeopleforBike has released its most comprehensive analysis yet of how well cities and towns provide bike infrastructure and succeed in attracting people to active transportation.
PeopleforBikes
May 1, 2019, 10am PDT
A more than 400 percent increase in bike ridership following the opening of a protected bike lane on Second Avenue proves that Seattleites are more inclined to ride with safe facilities.
Streetsblog USA
April 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A bi-partisan bill till early in the federal legislative process would expand a very small tax incentive for people who ride a bike to work.
Fast Company
January 11, 2019, 12pm PST
Bike commuters are increasing in some cities, but overall, fewer Americans are biking to work.
USA Today
October 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
Commute trips by bike are flat in Seattle, despite investments in high quality infrastructure. The city will have to do more for bikes to cut into the overall share of commute trips in the city of Seattle.
The Seattle Times
September 24, 2018, 10am PDT
A more sedentary approach to commuting is now more common than taking the bus or train to work, trailing only driving to work as the most common commute mode.
Governing
May 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Private bikeshare companies have rolled out large fleets of bikes in cities around the world and United States, but despite their ubiquity, dockless bikeshare is actually much less popular than traditional bikeshare.
Governing
April 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.
Sidewalk Labs
December 28, 2017, 5am PST
A trio of local experts offers insight into how Washington, D.C. tripled bike mode share in a decade.
CityLab
September 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.
Greater Greater Washington
May 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.
American Journal Of Public Health
March 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
The Washington Post
December 24, 2016, 9am PST
With the plan update process for Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan underway, one writer wonders why the plan is setting firmer goals for increased mode share.
The Urbanist
Blog post
September 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn
July 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
File under "build it and they will come."
Fast Co.Exist