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Mode share

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I took this graphic from Moving in a Livable Region. In a discussion recently with Ken Hardie I had asked about this statistic. So when at the Andrew Coyne event someone handed me a card from this web site I thought I should check it out. This is some information there – just  not nearly enough. This chart has a link to the Translink web site but the page it links to is not found, which comes as no suprise. I think there is definitely a real need for data to be easy to find and have a credible source. I suspect given the years that the data represents this comes from the Trip Diary Survey. And I suspect it is based on all trips region wide, since so often with transit the figure that gets quoted is journey to work – since the census was a reliable source for time series and the sample size was huge. And it was easy to do comparisons to other city regions in Canada.

The figure I have in mind is the target that was set for transit mode share: 17%. Trouble is I cannot now remember the year it was assigned to. Was that 2011 or 2021?

Written by Stephen Rees

February 27, 2014 at 8:47 am

Posted in transit

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  1. 17% by 2020


    ps:Not sure I understand the cropping of so many websites lately, but at least the one you refer looks more serious than this very odd one, which seems to be the latest Jordan Bateman’s strategy to put discredit on Translink


    February 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

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