Calgarians commute to work in a variety of ways, but more and more people are choosing to carpool, take transit or ride their bicycle. Beginning in 2011, the Transportation Department has included a question every three years on the Civic Census asking Calgarians how they commute to work. 2011 and 2014 Civic Census shows that over a three-year span, Calgarians have been using more sustainable ways to travel to and from work.
|More Calgarians are choosing sustainable ways to get to work.|
By telling us how you commute to work, we are able to track whether or not we are meeting our Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) targets. One of our primary CTP targets is to increase the number of people choosing to commute to work by walking, cycling, or taking transit. The census data shows that this has already begun to happen, as there was a positive change in the number of people walking, cycling and taking transit between 2011 and 2014 in many communities. At a glance, it is easy to see areas where significant change has taken place due to infrastructure improvements and areas where more choices should be provided so that it is easier to make more sustainable transportation choices.
Individual maps showing the responses for walking, cycling, carpooling, transit, and driving alone to work can be found on the Transportation Data webpage.
|Civic Census Data - Click to see larger version.|
For more information on how this data was collected, please see Calgary.ca/census.