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Between 2004 and 2011, satisfaction with access to public transit dropped significantly in King County’s South Region.

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. 

Between the 2004 and 2011 Communities Count surveys, satisfaction with local access to public transportation declined significantly in the county overall. 

  • This decline was driven by a substantial drop in satisfaction in the South Region.
  • Satisfaction in the other regions did not change.