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Percentage of Travel to Commercial Core Areas via Non-Auto Modes

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  • Commercial core areas are areas of relatively high commercial activity. This indicator measures the percentage of people entering or using commercial core areas via different travel modes. In a survey conducted in the winter of 2008, 29% of commercial core area use was accessed via non-auto mode. In the 2005 Basin-wide household summer survey, 14% of access was with non-auto mode and in the 2006 summer travel mode share survey, 27% of commercial core area use was accessed with non-auto modes.
  • In 2006, a monitoring program was established for this indicator that gathers data by intercepting and surveying residents and visitors as they use commercial core areas. Baseline data for this indicator has been collected for only one year so far, 2006. Results from this survey effort are shown in the charts below. Note that similar data was collected through the 2005 Basin-wide household travel survey. This household travel survey differs from the summer travel survey in that it surveyed residents only, which may account for the large discrepancy in walk percentages between the two surveys. The commercial trips in the household travel survey were captured by looking at trips made to the five "commercial" activity categories: eating/drinking at a restaurant/bar, minor shopping, major shopping, entertainment and casino gaming.
  • Since summer and winter travel mode share could vary substantially, this indicator is measured and reported on separately for both the winter and summer. There are 19 commercial core areas measured as part of this indicator. Commercial core areas are defined as the 17 largest TRPA Community Plan areas, plus two other commercial core areas (Sierra Tract and Dollar Hill).
  • No quantitative benchmark or goal was developed for this indicator through the Pathway process, although a qualitative goal of an increase in the percentage of non-auto mode travel over time has been stated. This indicator will be monitored every 4 years.
  • These survey reports are available on the TIIMS website, www.tiims.org.

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Map

Commercial Core Areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Commercial Core Areas

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Trend Charts

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Additional Info

Percentage of Travel to Commercial Core Areas via Non-Auto Modes

Summer Travel Mode Share Survey 2006

Lake Tahoe Winter Travel Survey Results 2008

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 11:04