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King County residents without children were more satisfied than those with children 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. 

  • Adults with no children in the household were more satisfied with access to public transit than those with children.
  • Residents who were not in a couple relationship were more satisfied with neighborhood access to public transit than those with a partner.
  • Adults in excellent, very good, or good health were more likely than those in fair or poor health to be satisfied with access to local transit.
  • Military service was not related to satisfaction with access to public transportation.