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It's very surprising that of the top 10 "peak" morning entry stations only one is in the District — Union Station. What does this say about walkable neighborhoods and transit?

I don't think that is surprising at all.

What it says is that walkable neighborhoods are more balanced in use, and the transit patterns reflect that.

This post looks at peak flows, and therefore the stations that rank highly are the ones that have the peak-iest passenger flows. Now, compare that total ridership throughout the day:

Columbia Heights gets 12,800 boardings per day, Vienna gets 13,700. But that usage at Columbia Heights is not solely inbound in the AM and outbound in the PM like it is at Vienna.

You'd expect the stations with the park-and-rides to rank highly in peak boardings because that's what the land use around those stations is geared towards.

Saying Bethesda is 'outclassed' by Shady Grove based on this numbers is a misinterpretation, I think.

by Alex B. on Nov 26, 2012 12:53 pm • linkreport

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