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Table 5 Commuting distances by mode and location

From: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the active commuting behaviors of U.S. Department of the Interior employees

  Non-Active Walk Bike Mixed-Mode
Year Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD) Median
All (miles)
 2010 21.2 (23.0) 15 1.21 (7.03) 0.5 4.94 (4.38) 4 18.4 (17.5) 14
 2012 22.8 (26.7) 15 0.94 (3.17) 0.5 5.14 (4.39) 4 13.3 (17.0) 8
 2013 19.4 (21.3) 13 0.84 (1.28) 0.5 4.65 (3.92) 4 12.1 (13.6) 8
 2014 19.9 (21.7) 13 0.85 (0.91) 0.5 4.58 (3.86) 3 12.6 (17.3) 8
 2015 20.1 (22.0) 13 0.85 (0.97) 0.5 4.53 (4.10) 3 12.5 (14.4) 8
 2016 19.9 (21.9) 13 0.80 (0.79) 0.5 4.43 (3.96) 3 12.3 (13.8) 8
Metro (miles)
 2010 21.3 (22.0) 15 1.28 (2.78) 0.5 5.45 (4.55) 4 18.4 (15.8) 14
 2012 22.3 (24.8) 15 1.23 (4.37) 0.5 5.60 (4.40) 5 15.0 (17.6) 10
 2013 19.3 (20.4) 13 1.01 (1.49) 0.5 5.10 (3.94) 4 13.9 (14.0) 10
 2014 19.6 (20.5) 13 1.01 (0.95) 0.5 5.00 (3.80) 4 14.0 (15.0) 10
 2015 19.6 (20.2) 13 1.08 (1.27) 0.5 5.00 (4.14) 4 14.0 (13.7) 10
 2016 19.6 (20.9) 13 0.96 (0.87) 0.5 4.90 (4.01) 4 13.9 (13.9) 10
Non-Metro (miles)
 2010 20.9 (25.7) 15 1.14 (10.2) 0.5 2.85 (2.70) 2 18.4 (36.8) 7
 2012 24.3 (32.0) 14 0.63 (0.60) 0.5 3.13 (3.76) 2 7.9 (13.4) 4
 2013 19.7 (24.1) 12 0.68 (1.01) 0.5 2.92 (3.33) 2 6.0 (9.8) 3
 2014 21.0 (25.0) 12 0.69 (0.82) 0.5 3.03 (3.75) 2 7.4 (23.1) 3
 2015 21.7 (26.8) 13 0.61 (0.33) 0.5 2.77 (3.44) 2 6.8 (15.4) 3
 2016 20.6 (24.9) 12 0.64 (0.66) 0.5 2.49 (2.77) 2 6.8 (12.0) 3
  1. Mean (Standard Deviation)
  2. Non-active commuters were respondents who chose to drive some type of vehicle (such as a car) to work for all five days of the survey
  3. Walkers were commuters that walked for at least three commute trips during the sample week
  4. Bikers were commuters that biked for at least three commute trips during the sample week
  5. Mixed-mode described commuters that walked or biked in combination with a non-active mode for at least one trip during the sample week
  6. The sample sizes were: 2010 (n=23,231), 2012 (n=25,974), 2013 (n=24,686), 2014 (n=23,078), 2015 (n=21,725), and 2016 (n=23,609)