Vehicle Kilometres Travelled key summary measure

Using the 2011 Metro Vancouver Neglected Trip Diary data for average auto driver trip length, we can estimate the daily vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) of Metro Vancouver residents. These values can be normalized using total population counts to further estimate weekday VKT per capita. VKT estimates are based only on Auto Driver trips where the trip distance could be calculated.
Metro 2040 vision
Decreased travel distances by car indicate improved travel options and possibly a decrease in fossil fuel use, while shorter commutes indicate improved employment distribution.


2011 Daily Weekday Average

DAILY VKT
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DAILY VKT PER CAPITA
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The 2011 Metro Vancouver Neglected Trip Diary data provides a baseline for monitoring VKT.

Average Trip Length by Mode (Metro Vancouver, 2011)

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Average Trip Length by Purpose (Metro Vancouver, 2011)

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