New Census Data Profiles Where People Are Walking and Biking
The 2005 to 2009 US Census American Community Survey is out. This included Means of Transportation to Work. WalkBikeJersey broke it down by the percentage of commuters who bike, walk or take public transportation as their primary mode to work.
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Here is how New Jersey compared to the nation:
0.31% Biked (US 0.5%),
3.35% Walked (US 2.9%)
10.75% took transit (US 4.95%)
Of course many trips involve more than one mode, the question posed by the Census bureau basically asks - What mode of transportation is the longest part of your work trip and/or what is the mode you use most often? So someone who bikes to a transit connection or only twice a week will not be counted as a bike commuter. That being said the statistics for the top ranking communities are impressive.