1. Equity Profile
  2. Transportation


Transportation can affect many facets of an individual’s everyday life, including one’s ability to hold a job, as well as access to educational opportunities, quality and affordable food, and healthcare. Read more about the Community Equity Profile and our process →

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  • Means of Transportation

    FROM THE SURVEY: There were no direct comments related to this data point on the survey. FROM THE DIALOGUES: For those who depend on the bus for transportation, the limited hours of operation offer a small time frame for transportation to work, grocery shopping, etc. Similarly, for those who work second or third shifts, public […]

  • Affordability/Quality

    According to the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, the average cost of housing and transportation in Dubuque for a household is 47% of its income. In order to be considered affordable, the index recommends that a household spend less than 45% of its income on housing and transportation. FROM THE SURVEY: Those who lived in […]

  • Neighborhood Characteristics

    Because Dubuque’s population is dispersed throughout a large area (as noted in the low transit access and compact neighborhood scores), people need to own more vehicles and rely upon driving them farther distances which drives up the cost of living. FROM THE SURVEY: The top three concerns that respondents had regarding transportation were bicycle safety […]

  • Location Efficiency Metrics

    A location-efficient place is compact, meaning residents are close to jobs, healthcare, grocery stores and a wide variety of businesses, or that they have access to transit to travel to these locations. According to the index, 0% of neighborhoods in Dubuque are location-efficient. This could cause a problem for those who may rely on public transportation […]