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What city is winning the mode share game?

Snotrac just published a report analyzing how the county as a whole and its cities are doing at achieving the goals of the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program.

Created in 1991, the CTR program aims to address air pollution, traffic congestion, and energy consumption from the transportation sector. It does this by requiring worksites with 100 or more employees who arrive between 6 and 9 a.m. to have a CTR plan. This includes designating someone to oversee the plan, implementing measures to reduce driving, and conducting an employee survey every two years.

How Snohomish County cities stack-up

Using the CTR survey results from the 2017/2018 biennium, here are the mode shares by city.

Congrats to the Winners!

Lowest Drive Alone Rate: Mountlake Terrace

Highest Telework Rate: Mountlake Terrace

Highest Pooling Rate: Mukilteo

Highest Transit Rate: Lynnwood

Highest Walk+Bike Rate: Edmonds

But size does matter

Even if a city does really well (or really bad) on its mode share splits, the impact it'll have on the overall countywide rates depends on how many employees work at each city's major employers. In Snohomish County, Everett represents more than half of all workers at CTR-affected worksites.

In fact, with its four worksites (two in Everett), Boeing by itself represents approximately half of all workers.

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