Waning Car Culture in Seattle

seattle_bike_lanesNew census data about how Seattleites live and get around show that our city is no one of five major cities (New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston) in the U.S. where more than half of the commuters no longer partake in the American ritual of driving alone to work!

In 2000                                       In 2012

56.5%        Drove Alone        49.2%

17.5%        Mass Transit        19.7%

7.4%              Walked                9.9%

11.2%          Carpooled           8.5%

4.6%      Worked at Home      7.0%

         1.9%                 Biked                 4.1%

         1%                    Other                 1.6%

Read Danny Westneat’s article in the Seattle Times.