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Commuters still love cars but bikes, buses gaining favour: StatsCan

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Reporting on last census broken down by province.

BC shows a growth from 7.5% in 2001 to 10.3% in 2006 BUT in 2001 at census time Translink was in the middle of the bus strike

The report found that the median distance Canadians are travelling to work has increased to 7.6 kilometres in 2006, an increase of 8.6 per cent over the past decade.

And that is significant since it shows how we have continued to sprawl as people look for cheaper housing on the edge of the built up areas and drive further to get to work.

I am waiting to see some regional data, and hopefully, more 10 year than 5 year comparisons

This story looks at dispersing employment but is more about Montreal and Toronto than here

Written by Stephen Rees

April 2, 2008 at 11:20 am

Posted in transit

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  1. Here’s some 1996 data for you.

    For B.C. in 1996:
    Car, truck or van as driver 73.6
    Car, truck, van as passenger 7.3
    Public transit 8.8
    Walked to work 6.9
    Bicycle 1.9
    Motorcycle 0.2
    Taxicab 0.1
    Other method 1.1

    For Canada in 1996:
    Car, truck or van as driver 73.3
    Car, truck, van as passenger 7.4
    Public transit 10.1
    Walked to work 7.0
    Bicycle 1.1
    Motorcycle 0.1
    Taxicab 0.2
    Other method 0.8

    Click to access mode_trans.pdf


    April 2, 2008 at 6:26 pm

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