URBAN TRANSPORTATION INDICATORS IN EIGHT CANADIAN URBAN AREAS

In 1993 the Transportation Association of Canada's (TAC) Urban Transportation Council published a generic vision of a more sustainable urban transportation future for Canadian cities entitled " A New Vision for Urban Transportation". Since that time, the Urban Council has been interested in creating a national database of urban development and urban transportation information which could be used to monitor progress in achieving the New Vision. After preliminary projects were conducted in 1994 and 1995, the Council decided to proceed with a more focused project, which resulted in this report. The main purpose of the work was to define and determine whether a preliminary set of urban transportation indicators could serve as a basis for the continuous monitoring of transportation development in Canadian municipalities. Eight urban areas participated in the project (Edmonton, Hamilton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver). The questionnaire sent to the participants requested information under 6 major headings: Urban Structure, Transportation Supply, Transportation Demand, Transportation System Performance, Transportation Costs and Finance, and Environmental Impact. Twenty four indicators were gathered under these headings. The data collected from the questionnaire is presented in this report. The report concludes that the practicality of the Urban Transportation Indicators Survey Process has been successfully demonstrated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1551871025
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1996 12:00AM