Mapping out Walking and Cycling in Toronto
The Toronto Star has updated its commuting maps and they're worth a look. It's now possible to get quite a fine-grained look at the incredible variations in cycling and walking across Toronto.
The maps are divided into postal code areas. The area with the highest walking mode share is M5T with an astounding 45% of commuters walking to work! M5S has the highest bicycle mode share at 10%. These variations indicate how important it is to assess conditions for active transportation on a fine scale.
Since many areas in Toronto have very little walking and cycling, the overall average for the entire city drops to an overall rate of 4.75% for people walking to work in Toronto in 2006 and 1% cycling to work (Census data for all modes can be found here.)