From today’s staff report on the 2019 Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update:
The chart says that by 2018 people in Vancouver took more trips by foot, bike and transit than by motor vehicles. And did it sooner than expected.
That’s not news to a lot of people who read PT – but it’s still extraordinary. Especially since those targets are often overly ambitious, assuming that the politicians who vote for them won’t be around to see the results.
Here’s another chart that affirms the previous one: distances driven are consistently dropping.
We’re doing something very right.
So to the doubters and deniers: don’t ignore real achievement or dismiss success. It’s too easy to be cynical, and it’s destructive.