Have you seen these commute visualizations created by Anthony Smith?
Fight Gridlock is happy to see this graph, and we commend Anthony for his amazing efforts to help the public interpret data in meaningful and interesting ways.
This was a wonderful reminder of information that was presented during the HMLRT discussions in 2015:
“Over 65 per cent of all trips were taken within the Region and consists mostly of trips within Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon. It shows that improvements towards intra-regional transit and local short-distance active transportation trips could have a more significant impact on overall transportation.”
Based on the 2016 Census, the percentage of Brampton residents working in Peel has increased slightly to almost 67%. In terms of regional transit connections to neighbouring municipalities and how they compare to Brampton council’s “top 3 priorities” from 2013 — Queen St. service to Vaughan, GO train service to Toronto, and LRT into Mississauga — actual commute patterns of Brampton residents might be indicating that these priorities are worth revisiting.
- Travel to Mississauga: 28.9%
- Travel to Toronto: 19.9%
- Travel to Vaughan: 6.0%
As always, we appreciate data (and maps!), and will continue to advocate for factual, evidence-based decision making from our elected representatives.