Basics
Travel Mode Share
Outcome
Program
% (%)
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The travel mode indicators show the percentages of people using the different transportation modes available for residents and visitors of Lake Tahoe to reach their destinations. Recreation and commercial core areas were chosen as survey locations for these indicators because they represent areas to which the majority of travel is made. Commercial core areas generally cover large areas of land that capture many businesses and employment establishments. Because travel mode is influenced by weather conditions, TMPO and TRPA conduct surveys during summer and winter. Travel mode indicators are important because they demonstrate where there is a shift among residents and visitors out of their cars and into other travel modes over time.
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Status
Travel Mode Share

TRPA’s 2018 Summer Travel Survey was conducted in late-August of 2018. Since 2006 TRPA has conducted basin-wide travel surveys every two years in order to better understand basic travel characteristics of both residents and visitors. The data collected - which includes data points such as mode share, origin-destinations, and trip purpose - is used for a variety of purposes at TRPA including regional performance metrics, project planning, and travel demand modeling. The report highlights development, methodology, logistics, and data results of the 2018 Summer Travel Survey. For the full report, please visit http://www.trpa.org/wp-content/uploads/travel_survey_report.html 

This chart shows the percentages of people using the different transportation modes to reach their destinations. Because travel mode is influenced by weather conditions, TRPA conduct surveys during summer and winter. Travel mode indicators are important because they demonstrate where there is a shift among residents and visitors out of their cars and into other travel modes over time.

Name Options
Travel Mode Share
Car/Truck/Van, Public Transit, Bicycle, Walk, Other

No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.

Associated Programs data not provided.

View in Sustainability Dashboard

Travel Mode Share is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Increasing non-auto mode share is a primary goal of transportation planning and programs in the Lake Tahoe Region because of the economic, human health and environmental benefits created when residents and tourists use other modes of transportation. Transportation policies and programs in the Lake Tahoe Region aim to provide a successful multi-modal transportation system that appeals to users, supports mobility needs and decreases dependency on the private automobile. Mode share measures the degree to which land-use patterns and policy and funding decisions in the region influence residents and visitors to use non-auto modes for travel.

This indicator measures the percentage of travelers in the Lake Tahoe Region that drive in a car/truck/van, use public transit, ride a bike, walk, or use another form of transportation. TRPA’s 2018 Summer Travel Survey was conducted in late-August of 2018. Since 2006 TRPA has conducted basin-wide travel surveys every two years in order to better understand basic travel characteristics of both residents and visitors. The data collected - which includes data points such as mode share, origin-destinations, and trip purpose - is used for a variety of purposes at TRPA including regional performance metrics, project planning, and travel demand modeling. The report highlights development, methodology, logistics, and data results of the 2018 Summer Travel Survey. For the full report, please visit http://www.trpa.org/wp-content/uploads/travel_survey_report.html 

View in Transportation Tracker

Travel Mode Share is reported as a Measure in the Transportation Tracker. Transportation Measures are used to support data-driven decision making and performance-based transportation planning.

Goal 2: Connectivity