Cars Left Behind in Most Trips to Vancouver's Core

A recent study shows that about 60% of all trips into the urban core of Vancouver are not by car.
September 8, 2008, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Evidence is ample that the revolution has already come to the City of Vancouver. Most trips in the downtown area (60 per cent) include walking or a combination of transit, cycling or walking. City-wide the figure is about 37 per cent. Outside Vancouver proper the news is not as good. Only 18 per cent of trips include walking, cycling or transit and only four per cent of commutes are by foot alone."

"The growth of regional town centres, which combine commercial and high-density residential development, in Surrey, the Coquitlams, Burnaby and Maple Ridge should improve that figure as people begin to live and work in the same neighbourhood."

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Published on Monday, September 8, 2008 in The Vancouver Sun
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