The Journey to Work chapter of the 2016 Canadian Census, released on November 29, 2017, shows that sustainable mobility is on the rise with more commuters, public transit riders, and workforce living in urban areas.
As council and committee members of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) prepare for the 2018 TAC Spring Technical Meetings, sustainable mobility remains a key topic, along with climate change, connected and automated vehicles, environmental issues and infrastructure spending.
Mobility is also identified as one of six focus areas in TAC’s Strategic Plan, which reflects the Association’s priorities and guides its initiatives. TAC members recognize the importance of considering mobility as a service, for both goods and people. Greater attention is being paid to the integration of land use planning and transportation.
Increasing the use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and cycling, offers benefits for both individual and environmental health. The 2016 Census results reflect an increase in active modes of transportation, compared to 1996.
Key Mobility Findings
Key findings are available on the Statistics Canada website. They include:
For More Information
More detailed information can be obtained in the Journey to Work chapter of the 2016 Canadian Census. The Census in Brief series also offers an article on analyses focusing on the use of sustainable transportation in Canada's census metropolitan areas.