Friday, September 18, 2015

Getting to work in San Francisco

The latest numbers from the Census Bureau:

Means of Transportation to Work in San Francisco for 2014:

San Francisco County, California
EstimateMargin of Error
Car, truck, or van:198,696+/-6,058
Drove alone164,564+/-5,337
In 2-person carpool26,697+/-3,242
In 3-person carpool4,431+/-1,163
In 4-person carpool1,773+/-836
In 5- or 6-person carpool617+/-486
In 7-or-more-person carpool614+/-381
Public transportation (excluding taxicab):163,484+/-6,518
Bus or trolley bus106,839+/-5,659
Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico)10,912+/-1,756
Subway or elevated39,301+/-3,582
Other means3,684+/-1,024
Worked at home33,586+/-3,163

Compare the above to 2006 below, the earliest year provided:

Means of Transportation to Work in San Francisco for 2006:

San Francisco County, California
EstimateMargin of Error
Car, truck, or van:190,181+/-6,552
Drove alone159,722+/-6,159
In 2-person carpool21,976+/-2,763
In 3-person carpool4,769+/-1,085
In 4-person carpool1,820+/-1,039
In 5- or 6-person carpool508+/-393
In 7-or-more-person carpool1,386+/-690
Public transportation (excluding taxicab):119,532+/-5,977
Bus or trolley bus83,093+/-5,175
Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico)8,899+/-1,802
Subway or elevated24,131+/-2,497
Other means2,464+/-905
Worked at home29,832+/-3,109

Rob's comment:

Comparing the two years shows the biggest gain for public transportation. Bicycle commuting went from 2% in 2006 to 4% in 2014, not a very impressive increase in nine years.

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