Here are 7 takeaways from TPB’s regional travel trends study

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A recent Transportation Planning Board (TPB) analysis looked at trends in how people in the region travel, including riding Metro and transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, and telecommuting. The research found that changing demographics, population growth, expanding non-auto travel options, and good planning are impacting how people get around the region. Here are the top seven…

Dockless bikeshare workshop emphasizes the importance of regional coordination

Dockless bikeshare increases shared bike use significantly. That was the good news from the May 31 Dockless Bikeshare Workshop. However, free from fixed docking stations, participants learned that dockless bikes don’t respect jurisdictional lines. Inter-jurisdictional coordination and cooperation is essential. At a workshop sponsored by the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, speakers from the District…

Drivers, transit riders, and people who walk and bike said reliability influences their travel choices the most

Reliability is the main factor that influences how people in the region make their transportation choices. About the Visualize 2045 public opinion survey Last summer, the TPB conducted a public input survey to gather general attitudes and opinions about transportation in the region. The survey’s purpose was to better understand what factors influence people’s travel…

Vehicle census shows what kinds of vehicles are on our region’s roads

What kinds of cars and trucks are on our region’s roads? TPB planners are interested in understanding the current characteristics of cars, trucks and buses in our region. Knowing this information helps them more accurately forecast mobile emissions and see if our region is meeting its air quality goals. Every few years, TPB staff compiles…

Here’s how we use growth forecasts for transportation planning

Before the TPB approves its new long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045, staff will complete two analyses. One will test the financially constrained element for its effect on the region’s air quality and the second will quantify forecasted changes in the transportation system. These analyses will rely on recent updates to regional population, households and employment…