Vancouver has been ranked as the second best city for public transit in Canada.
While some residents (particularly transit users) may be surprised, the new ranking comes from Redfin, a tech-powered real estate brokerage.
Redfin based its first-ever Transit Score ranking on the company’s Walk Score, and rates locations based on how convenient they are to public transportation. Transit Score is calculated based on indicators showing that local public transit is both convenient and runs frequently.
According to the company, looking at big cities with populations of over 300,000, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal took the three top spots with Transit Score ratings of 78, 74, and 67, respectively.
With a score of 74, Vancouver’s Transit Score holds an edge over several large US cities, according to Redfin.
It ranks above Boston’s 72 rating and Washington DC’s score of 71 earning a comparable place among the largest cities in North America.
Here is the full ranking of the top 15 large cities (with populations of more than 300,000) in Canada for public transit in 2019:
With files from Yasmin Aboelsaud