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Commute Mode Share
Commute mode share indicates how people choose to get to work. The HCI Commute Mode Share indicator measures how many neighborhood residents commute to work via public transit, walking, biking, or carpool. The link between walking and bicycling and physical activity is intuitive, as is the link to reduced air pollution and collisions due to decreased autos on the road. Regular transit riders are also more likely to meet physical activity guidelines and have lower rates of obesity than non-transit riders as they walk or bike to transportation hubs, and carpool riders are more likely to walk or bike for non-commute trips during the day. Listed under the Transportation Services domain, commute mode share is also tied to neighborhood characteristics, economic health, health systems and public safety, and employment. Data are available at the Census Tract level from the U.S. Census.
|Lower South Providence||35.1%||9|
|Upper South Providence||39.1%||6|