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In 2011, Seattle residents were 2 to 3 times more likely to use public transit than residents of other King County regions. 

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.

  • Seattle residents were 2 to 3 times more likely than residents of other regions to use public transit.
  • Residents of East and South regions were less likely than county residents in general to use public transit.
  • Use of public transportation to and from home neighborhoods has not changed significantly, by region or county-wide, from the 2004 and 2007 Communities Count surveys.