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Getting Around 2008

Getting Around: 2008 Archive

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


Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

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 Using Public Transit, 2001, 2006 Getting Around Survey Graphs 2008 22.jpg

 20012006
Waterloo Region3.74.55
Ontario12.712.9

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles, 2001 and 2006

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The Number of Conventional Transit Trips (not including special vehicles for people with disabilities) is an indicator of how well the transit system is used overall.

Number of Conventional Transit Trips Per Capita, 2005 Getting Around Survey Graphs 2008 22 (2).jpg

  20052006
Waterloo Region2931
Ontario Median3033

Source: Statistics Canada. Data for average commuting time based on General Social Survey, 1992, 1998 and 2005

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Median Commuting Distance Between Work and Home is an indicator of the viability of alternate forms of transportation (e.g. bike, bus, walking).

Median Commuting Distance for a Round Trip Between Work and Home (km) Getting Around Survey Graphs 2008 22 (1).jpg

 20012006
Waterloo Region5.65.8
Ontario8.28.7
Canada7.27.6

Source: Statistics Canada. Data for average commuting time based on General Social Survey, 1992, 1998 and 2005

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