Sustainable Transportation Modes
Area of Focus: Thriving
24 Hour Modal Share in Peel (1991-2011)
Source: Transportation Tomorrow Survey, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, 1991- 2011
Why is this important?
- Being physically active has positive impacts to our health and well-being, the environment, and our local economy.
- Choosing transportation options like walking, cycling, or public transit is more environmentally-friendly than using personal automobiles, and helps reduce traffic congestion.
How is this measured?
- Ontario's Transportation Tomorrow Survey is a voluntary household travel survey that collects information about daily travel, every five years.
- The Survey asks participants how each member in their household (age 11 years or older) travelled on the previous day.
What progress are we making?
- Transportation habits of Peel residents did not change from 1991 to 2011; just over 80% of us are car drivers or passengers.
- Promoting active modes of transportation is part of several current Term of Council Priorities, including Promoting Healthy and Age-Friendly Built Environments, and Plan and Manage Growth.
- Currently, the Region of Peel is also revising the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP ), with the goal of creating a transportation future for Peel that is greener, healthier, safer, faster, and easier to use.