Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities
October 27, 2010
This TCAT report compares the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks.
Among the study’s findings:
- Cities with more kilometres of bicycle facilities have a higher active transportation mode share
- In cities with high mode shares, the percentage of cyclists and pedestrians injured and killed is lower than in cities with low mode shares, thus confirming the “safety in numbers” theory
- The cities with the lowest active transportation mode shares also have the highest private automobile shares
- Cities in jurisdictions with low gas taxes tend to have low active transportation levels and higher private automobile mode shares