People of color were more satisfied than whites with their access to public transit.
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.
69% of respondents to a 2011 community survey were ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ satisfied with access to public transportation from their neighborhoods.
In some ways, satisfaction with neighborhood access to public transit paralleled use of public transit:
- Adults age 25-44 reported greater satisfaction with access to public transit than those age 45-64.
- People of color reported greater satisfaction with access to public transit than whites.
- Differences by gender, ethnicity, country of birth, and primary language were not significant (data not shown).