|Indicator||Description||Low Dependency||Medium Dependency||High Dependency|
|Vehicle Ownership||Per capita motor vehicle ownership (usually measured per 1,000 population).||Less than 250 per 1,000 pop.||250 to 450||More than 450|
|Vehicle Travel||Per capita annual motor vehicle mileage.||Less than 4,000 miles (6,500 km)||4,000 to 8,000 miles (6,500 to 13,000 km)||More than 8,000 miles (13,000 km)|
|Vehicle Trips||Automobile trips as a portion of total commuting trips.||Less than 50%||50 to 75%||More than 75%|
|Quality of Transportation Alternatives||Convenience, speed, comfort, affordability and prestige of walking, cycling and public transit relative to driving.||Alternative modes are of competitive quality.||Alternative modes are somewhat inferior.||Alternative modes are very inferior.|
|Relative Mobility of Non-Drivers||Mobility of personal travel by non-drivers compared with drivers.||Non-drivers are not severely disadvantaged.||Non-drivers are moderately disadvantaged.||Non-drivers are severely disadvantaged.|
|Market Distortions Favoring Automobile Use||Relative advantage provided to automobile transportation over other modes in planning, funding, tax policy, etc.||Minimal bias favoring automobile travel.||Moderate bias favoring automobile travel.||Significant bias favoring automobile travel.|
Source: adapted from Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Automobile Dependency, Transport Demand Management Encyclopedia.