Monday, December 17, 2012

How long people walk and bike?

Walking and biking distance depends on many factors, obviously, such as age, trip purpose, weather, quality of built environment, personal characteristics, etc. Some studies have suggested that people tend to walk longer distances to transit stations. The following figures show the distribution of walking and biking distances  in Chicago based on the 2007-08 Chicago Household Travel Survey Data. Many outliers in the data are removed before plotting. Click on the figures to enlarge.

85% of walking trips are within the 0.75-mile range.
85% of biking trips are within the 3.5-mile range.


n (walking) = 10,673
n (biking) = 1,136

Here is a link to a nice article on walking distance to transit:
http://www.humantransit.org/2011/04/basics-walking-distance-to-transit.html

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