Thursday, June 03, 2010

Transportation Modal Share - Vancouver vs. other Cities

With recent announcements of investment in cycling infrastructure some are predicting economic disaster if Vancouver reduces the number of light duty vehicles on the road.  The table below compares transportation modal share in Vancouver with other selected cities.

All of these cities have significantly less personal car use than Vancouver.  In many cases it is less than half.  Are these cities suffering economically?




citycountrywalkingcyclingpublic
transport
private
motor vehicle
VancouverCanada12%4%25%58%
Metro VancouverCanada11%2%13%74%
New York CityUS8%1%54%32%
BernSwitzerland11%11%54%24%
ZürichSwitzerland8%5%63%25%
CopenhagenDenmark6%36%29%26%
BerlinGermany30%13%26%31%
StockholmSweden15%7%43%33%
DresdenGermany24%17%21%38%
HelsinkiFinland12%6%40%41%
MünchenGermany9%8%41%41%
AarhusDenmark7%27%19%43%
BilbaoSpain23%0%34%43%
FrankfurtGermany11%7%39%43%
The HagueNetherlands5%22%30%43%
AmsterdamNetherlands4%22%30%44%
MadridSpain9%0%43%48%
HanoverGermany9%13%29%49%
BremenGermany7%19%24%50%
HamburgGermany8%8%33%51%
LondonEngland21%2%40%38%


source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_share