In 2022, 47% of permanent residents traveled to work by preferred modes of mobility during winter months and 59% in summer. The winter increase was largely due to carpooling which helped reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road.
Commuting to work constitutes a large proportion of transportation trips made by Whistler residents. Transportation in single occupancy vehicles (SOV) is more resource intensive and polluting on a per person basis than other modes and commonly coincides with peak traffic volumes on Highway 99. Alternate transportation modes such as carpooling, transit, biking or walking can conveniently replace SOV transportation, especially for those regular trips.
This indicator reveals the proportion of residents who reported commuting to work via preferred transportation alternatives, specifically mass transit, carpool or cycling.
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