Too often a report gets released or a presentation gets made that tries to stuff a whole lot of interesting material into the limited capacity of our brain cells. That’s been particularly true in the last few weeks, when the City of Vancouver has been releasing the results of data that have been collected in the Vancouver Panel Survey, augmented by other sources on how we’re moving about in our City.
So here are some selections worthy of special attention.
First up, items from “Designing for People of All Ages and Abilities: Active Transportation & Health in Vancouver” by Active Transportation Manager Dale Bracewell.
The obvious: cycling is booming. But note the difference in population change at 3 percent over four years (a pretty slow rate of growth, actually) and yet, still faster than the increase in private vehicles – at 1 percent.
(Note that this data is for daily trips originating in the City, so street use and our perceptions are affected by the traffic coming in and out from the region.)
More here in the Courier: Vancouverites choose bikes over cars. Vehicle use drops in city.