Mode share by trip miles and trip frequency in Chicago and Cook County

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Two tables in this post. Data from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s 2008 Travel Tracker Survey. Download source file (pdf).

Table 1. Number represents share of trip miles taken by that mode. So in Central Chicago (which seems to comprise neighborhoods as far north as Uptown and as far south as Hyde Park), 1.4% of all trip miles are by bike. If 1,000 people take 100 trips of 2 miles each, then 2,800 miles will be by bike.

 
Walk
Bike
Driver
Passenger
CTA Bus
CTA Train
Pace
Metra
Private Shuttle Bus
Para- transit
School Bus
Taxi
Other
Central Chicago6.10%1.40%49.80%22.90%9.10%7.10%0.30%1.80%0.10%0.10%0.30%1.00%0.10%
North Chicago4.20%0.70%52.90%28.70%4.10%6.80%0.60%0.90%0.20%0.00%0.50%0.20%0.20%
South Chicago4.20%0.00%46.00%30.60%8.40%4.80%0.60%2.40%0.70%0.20%1.50%0.30%0.20%
North Cook County2.00%0.80%64.60%22.00%0.70%1.40%0.50%5.90%0.20%0.00%1.70%0.10%0.10%
West Cook County1.80%0.30%60.70%26.80%0.70%4.60%0.70%2.60%0.20%0.10%1.30%0.10%0.10%
South Cook County2.50%0.10%63.60%21.80%0.40%1.40%1.40%6.90%0.30%0.10%1.40%0.00%0.00%

Table 2. Number represents share of trips taken by that mode, regardless of distance.

 
Walk
Bike
Driver
Passenger
CTA Bus
CTA Train
Pace
METRA
Private Shuttle Bus
Para- transit
School Bus
Taxi
Other
Central Chicago26.40%2.00%33.30%20.00%10.90%4.60%0.20%0.60%0.10%0.10%0.30%1.00%0.30%
North Chicago15.30%1.50%44.20%24.40%6.90%5.20%0.50%0.40%0.20%0.00%0.90%0.20%0.20%
South Chicago13.20%0.10%41.10%27.50%11.30%3.10%0.70%1.00%0.30%0.20%0.70%0.50%0.20%
North Cook County8.30%1.40%59.30%25.30%0.60%1.00%0.50%1.40%0.10%0.00%1.90%0.10%0.10%
West Cook County11.00%0.90%53.00%27.00%1.30%2.40%1.30%0.90%0.10%0.00%1.70%0.20%0.10%
South Cook County6.70%0.50%59.20%26.60%0.50%0.80%1.20%1.80%0.20%0.10%2.50%0.00%0.10%

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About Steven Vance

Enthusiast for urbanism, bicycling as transportation, and open data. Building a bicycle culture in Chicago.
  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.sparing Daniel Sparing

    Steven, are you aware of data sets from any geography of modal share per length of trip? That would also be very interesting :)