TransLink to measure commuter patterns 0
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TransLink wants to measure the travel patterns of commuters from 22 municipalities around the region.
They've filed a request for proposal to ask 5,000 households in Metro Vancouver how passengers travel daily during a 15-month period.
“Some past regional travel diaries only collected travel behaviour for the weekday, morning-peak time period when the demand on the transportation network is greatest,” the request details.
“TransLink is interested in understanding the various aspects of travel behaviour that are not captured through the traditional household 24-hour, weekday travel diary.”
The survey includes sending letters to recruit various households around Metro Vancouver to complete surveys detailing trip start-and-end locations, purposes, times and type of transportation used.
Those questioned would be asked how often they use transit during the past month, how they pay for transit, how many cars they own and the cost of parking at work or at home, and how many in the home use bicycles.
The survey is expected to take 18 months, according to TransLink, with a draft report to be complete by January 2015.
The questionnaires themselves will be held between September and November next year.
A similar survey conducted in 2011 found daily transit trips increased 11% in three years.