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“Level of Service continues to emphasize accommodating motor vehicles during peak operations, despite provincial and regional policies to change mode use away from motor vehicles.”
“An annual, predictable, permanent funding commitment for active transportation within The Big Move regional transportation plan is needed.”
Walking is the dominant mode of transportation for customers in Toronto’s Bloor Annex, Bloor West Village and the Danforth. Patrons arriving by foot or bicycle visit more often and spend more money per month than those who drive.
“Built environments were shown to have a stronger impact on walking and bicycling at the point of origin (generally a residence) as opposed to the point of destination.”
“For every average car trip that is replaced by cycling or walking, 850 grams of C02 per kilometre is prevented from being released into the atmosphere.”