Vancouver Transportation Survey

The annual Vancouver Transportation Survey (VTS) is conducted to better understand your travel behaviour and preferences.

The survey findings help us make better decisions about transportation investments in the city.

What's happeningHelp shape infrastructure investment decisions

RA Malatest & Associates, a market research firm, has been hired to invite past and new participants to complete the annual survey.

The data collected includes metrics such as, but not limited to:

  • Mode share (for example getting to work or school by driving, taking transit, cycling, walking, or other)
  • Use of car share (for example Evo or Modo)
  • Number of trips (for example you had 4 trips in a day if you went to work, to the grocery store, to a restaurant, and  then back home)  
  • Vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT)
  • Frequency of working from home

How does it work?

If you choose to participate, you will be enrolled in the survey by answering a few questions about your current travel behaviour and mobility preferences. You will then complete a 1-day trip diary, recording your travel for a single assigned day using an online form.

Returning participants will receive invitations by email. New participants will be randomly selected by household and sent a letter in the mail. Detailed information about the methodology of the sampling approach and analysis techniques are provided in the technical report.

All participants, 18 years and older, who complete the survey are invited to enter a prize draw with 1-in-30 chance to win one of 110 prizes ranging from $25 to $100.

Key findings from the 2022 to 2023 transportation survey

Walk, bike, and transit mode share
Residents with a car share membership
Compared to 2021, annual vehicle trips decreased by
Compared to 2014, VKT per capita decreased by
Residents who work from home at least twice per week

Review the 2022 to 2023 VTS summary report (7.1 MB)

RA Malatest & Associates Ltd.

Malatest is a full-service research organization with extensive experience in conducting insightful transportation surveys across Canada.

Learn more about Malatest 

The next iteration of the VTS summary report is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2024.

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