BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A new report released by the Whatcom Council of governments says Bellingham residents walk, bike and ride the bus much more than people in other American cities.
The report, called "The surprising story of travel behavior in Bellingham," is the result of surveys conducted by the firm Socialdata from 2004 to 2009.
Susan Horst, manager of the Whatcom Smart Trips program for the Council of Governments, says Bellingham is a community that values sustainable transportation...
She says the surveys found that on average, 12 percent of trips in the city are made on foot, six percent are on bike and five percent on the bus.
The report also shows nearly a quarter of all trips in Bellingham are one mile or less, and that travel behavior can be very different for residents depending on if you live east or west of Interstate 5.