Thursday, July 4, 2013

Map of Regional Daily Trips 1999/2011

About a month ago, I posted some information about transportation mode share and travel patterns from the latest Metro Vancouver regional trip survey from 2011 which was released this year.

I was recently digging around TransLink's Regional Transportation Strategy web pages, and found a backgrounder call "How and Why People Travel". The backgrounder contains a great map that summarizes some of the key information from the 2011 region trip survey and compares it to 1999 data.

Sub-regional mode share, 1999 and 2011. Click to enlarge map.

The map shows the growth in total trips, and also transportation mode share changes by sub-region. Orange represents auto trips, light green represents transit trips, yellow represents walking, and dark green represents cycling trips. What stands out is that in all parts of the region, more people are choosing to use sustainable transportation options, with the exception of Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge, now than in 1999. Also, the largest growth in sustainable transportation mode share has been in the Burrard Peninsula. What I found really interesting was that total trip seem to have declined in Richmond/South Delta.

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