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Getting Around 2007

Getting Around: 2007 Archive

The ease and cost of getting from place to place in a community are important factors in gauging the community's liveability.

New! Join 14 year old Seth as he talks about the Rapid Transit Initiative in Waterloo Region.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

Traffic Congestion impacts on personal enjoyment and on business costs. This indicator shows how busy our roads are.

Traffic Congestion on Major Roads*, 2005
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  • Waterloo Region: 1525
  • London: 1671
  • Windsor: 1959
  • Ontario Median: 1505

 

*Vehicle Km travelled per lane Km '000s
Source: OMBI 2005 Performance Benchmarking Report

The Number of Workers Who Use Public Transportation is an indicator of how effective the transit system is at reducing car use for travel to and from work.

% Workers Who Use Public Transportation to Get to Work, 2001

  • Waterloo Region: 3.9 %
  • Sudbury: 4.9 %
  • Guelph: 5.8 %
  • Ottawa: 18.6 %
  • Toronto: 22.4 %

 

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles,
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E

The Number of Conventional Transit Trips is an indicator of how well the transit system is used overall.

Number of Conventional Transit Trips Per Capita, 2005

  • Waterloo Region: 29
  • Windsor: 27
  • Hamilton: 48
  • London: 53

 

Source: OMBI Report 2005

The Cost per Transit Trip is an indicator of the cost-effectiveness of the public transit system.

Cost Per Transit Passenger Trip, 2005

  • Waterloo Region: 3.31
  • London: 2.17
  • Hamilton: 2.66
  • Windsor: 3.36

 

Source: OMBI Report 2005

Transit In-Service Hours Per Capita is an indicator of the volume of transit service being provided.

Transit In-Service Vehicle Hours Per Capita, 2006

  • Waterloo Region: 1.0
  • Windsor: 1.1
  • Hamilton: 1.4
  • London: 1.5

 

Source: OMBI Report 2005


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