Mode Share Survey
To limit traffic congestion, the need for parking spaces and the environmental impacts that come with commuters who drive alone to work, the City of Bellevue has targets for the proportion of commuters who come to work in other ways, such as taking the bus, carpooling, biking or walking. To determine whether the city is meeting its targets, Bellevue commissions a study – the Mode Share Survey – approximately every three years.
The survey evaluates how commuters travel to their work destinations and gathers information on programs or services that might encourage the use of alternatives to drive-alone commuting. The most recent survey of downtown was in 2011. The most recent survey of other areas of the city was in 2008. Summary reports for the 2011 and 2008 surveys detail the findings and compare results with target levels for drive-alone commuting, as well as survey results from 2005, 2002 and 2000.