Mode Split—Most Thurston County residents drive alone to work (80%), followed by carpooling (9%). Only 3% walk or bike and 2% ride the bus.
Travel Time—Travel time to work for the region’s residents increased over the last 20 years. In 1990, 46% of residents experienced 20 minute or longer commutes. By 2013–2017, this share increased to 56%.
The bulk of the increase in commute lengths has occurred in trips that last over 30 minutes. Commutes longer than 30 minutes increased from 23% of the trips in 1990 to 33% of the total trips in the 2013–2017 period.