Fewer people driving alone to work

Growing number of commuters taking transit

Between 2010 and 2017, the share of commuters traveling to work in a vehicle decreased in the region.

Meanwhile, transit shares increased about 2%.  Walking, biking and other modes remained consistent at about 6% of total daily work trips.

Nationwide, the region has one of the lowest shares of drive-alone commuters.

Chart: Percent of Commuters driving alone, by U.S. metro region
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Only four other metro areas (Boston, Washington DC, New York and San Francisco) have a lower share of solo drivers. 

Overall, about a third of central Puget Sound residents chose to carpool, use transit, bike or walk to work.

 Learn more in our latest Puget Sound Trend, including data by county.