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Biking & Transit Soar In Washington, DC

•, Zachary Shahan
 In DC, cyclists now make up 3.5 percent of commuters, a big jump since the 1.2 percent mode share of 2000. The next-highest bike mode share is in Arlington, with 1.2 percent, frozen since 2007. Across the region, biking has a 0.7 percent mode share — an increase from 0.3 percent in 2000, but with such a low percentage, it’s hard to read much into the numbers.

Walking to work hasn’t grown the way biking has, but it enjoys a relatively stable 3.2 percent mode share regionally, with 11.5 percent within the city limits. Again, Arlington is the closest runner-up with 5.5 percent mode share.

Transit commuting was also way up (see chart above). It actually increased the most, from 11.8% mode share to 15.4%.

Working from home increased from 3.7% to 4.7%.

Carpooling decreased from 13% to 9.7%.

Driving alone dropped from 67.2% to 65.8%, a sobering look at how much room there still is for improvement.

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