Posted on April 27, 2010 11:22 PM
New poll shows strong public support for public transportation, walking, and biking
Americans support broader access to public Transportation and to infrastructure that makes walking and bicycling safe, according to a new national poll conducted for Transportation for America. The survey was highlighted on Secretary LaHood’s blog, Fastlane. The survey results indicate that 59 percent of Americans would choose to reduce road congestion by improving public Transportation and making it easier to walk and bike to work. Four out of five people support the idea of a more multi-modal Transportation system, “the kind of system,” as Secretary LaHood puts it, “that allows people to use their cars if they want to, but also allows easier use of other ways to get from place to place”.
The poll results also indicate that, while a majority of respondents would like to spend less time in their cars, 73 percent state they had no other choice but to drive.