Transportation >> Neighborhood Connections >> Use of Public Transit from Neighborhood >> Children, Relationship Status, Military Service

Adults in households with children were less likely 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 in a couple relationship were less likely than those without partners to use public transit.
  • Adults in households with children were less likely than those without children to use public transit. 
  • Non-veterans used public transportation more than veterans.
  • Health status did not differentiate transit users from non-users (data not shown).