Goal 11: Getting around
Goal 11: Getting around

Getting around

Our goal: Safe, active, and accessible ways of getting around
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decrease in the distance driven per person since 2007

Active transportation allows people to make exercise part of their daily routine.

Methods for healthy transportation include:

  • Walking
  • Wheeling
  • Cycling
  • Boarding
  • Public transit

People are unlikely to walk or cycle if it feels unpleasant or unsafe, or if distances make it impractical compared to driving. By making these modes safe, convenient, accessible, comfortable and delightful, we can positively affect the health and well being of citizens of all ages.

Our target: Make over 50% of trips by foot, bicycle, and public transit

Progress we've made so far

Getting Around Chart
Source: City of Vancouver, Transportation Panel Survey.

How we measure success

We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Getting Around using data from transportation surveys and traffic incident statistics.

2015-2018 Priority actions

Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Green Transportation

Our goal is to make walking, cycling, and public transit preferred transportation options. Learn more about our Greenest City goal: Green Transportation.

Transportation 2040 Plan

The City of Vancouver's Transportation 2040 Plan provides a vision for how people and goods will move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan  

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