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Pedestrians, commuter rail users happiest says study

Posted on August 26, 2014

Photo courtesy Larry Levine, WMATA
Photo courtesy Larry Levine, WMATA
MONTREAL — A group of researchers at McGill University in Montreal recently surveyed 3,400 people to establish a clear hierarchy among the main six work-trip modes: driving, riding (bus and metro and commuter rail), walking, and cycling, with walking (85%) coming in first followed closely by commuter rail (84%), reported CityLab.

Cycling (82%), driving (77%), metro riders (76%) and bus riders (75.5%) rounded out the top six categories. The researchers concluded that longer travel times led to lower satisfaction whatever the mode, but walkers, train riders and cyclists were the least affected by time variables. For the full story, click here.

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