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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

    see http://voony.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/the-george-massey-tunnel-saga/#id9

    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 http://www.translinkmayors.ca/home.html, which seems to be the latest Jordan Bateman’s strategy to put discredit on Translink

    Voony

    February 27, 2014 at 9:18 am


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