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Transit Mode Shares for Sports Venues

The New Starts Working Group led by Reconnecting America Board Member Jeff Boothe of Holland and Knight has put together a nifty chart showing the share of riders that take transit to sporting events in some major cities.  While not all cities and transit agencies are represented, it's a nifty snapshot of how transit is an important part of a multi-modal strategy for getting people to the game.  Not surprising to anyone who has been to a Timbers game and seen the madness, Jeld-Wen Field in the heart of downtown Portland boasts a 40% mode share.  I'm sure the folks in Seattle will be looking for ways to better that next season.

Jeld-Wen Field in Portland via Google Earth

Jeld-Wen Arial Photo

Stadium Transit Mode Shares