Vancouverites have shortest commute among Canada's biggest cities: report

Jan 26 2021, 11:30 am

A new report on transit in Canada has found that Vancouverites have the shortest transit commute times out of Canada’s biggest cities.

The findings come from Moovit, a global intel company and service solutions provider.

The report consists of big data analyzed from tens of millions of trip requests along with user research in 104 metropolitan areas across 28 countries.

In Canada, data was analyzed in the Toronto, Montreal, and Greater Vancouver areas.

Overall, the report said that due to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, 55% of Canadians are using public transit less frequently or not at all.

The report found that Torontonians endure the longest trip times for the second year in a row (52 minutes), while Vancouverites enjoy the shortest public transit commute, averaging 43 minutes.

As well, 25% of Toronto locals make three or more transfers per trip — the worst in Canada — while 29% of Vancouver riders get where they’re going using one line (no transfers).

For those who commute on foot, Montreal takes the lead for longest average distance commuters walk during a trip, with 706 metres, while Vancouverites have the shortest distance, with 613 metres.

Some small comfort to reflect on the next time you’re stuck in traffic.

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