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In 2011, young adults and males were more likely than older adults and females to use public transit to get to and from their neighborhoods.

Neighborhood access to public transit, pleasant places to walk, and amenities such as entertainment, restaurants, and food stores can affect transportation choices and quality of life.

According to data from a 2011 survey, 38% of King County residents used public transportation to get to or from their neighborhoods.  This included commuting and non-work or recreational travel.

Residents most likely to use public transportation from their neighborhoods included:

  • Young adults age 18-44, compared to those ages 45 and older.
  • Men, compared to women.