Report

 

In April 2019, Leger conducted a web survey on road congestion issues in Canada’s major cities. Over 2,800 Canadians were surveyed in Canada’s major cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City.


Vancouver

  • Respondents in Vancouver spend 58 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 1 in 5 respondents in Vancouver think public transit is poorly developed in their area. That proportion is significantly higher among respondents whose main mode of transportation is by car (32%)
  • 7 in 10 (75%) respondents in Vancouver say road congestion is a problem in their area
  • 9 in 10 agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Vancouver
  • 90% of the respondents in Vancouver agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 84% of the respondents in Vancouver agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Calgary

  • Respondents in Calgary spend 57 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 1 in 5 respondents in Calgary think public transit is poorly developed in their area. That proportion is significantly higher among respondents whose main mode of transportation is by car (32%)
  • 6 in 10 (65%) respondents in Calgary say road congestion is a problem in their area
  • 9 in 10 (86%) agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Calgary
  • 85% of the respondents in Toronto agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 73% of the respondents in Calgary agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Winnipeg

  • Respondents in Winnipeg spend 64 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 29% of the respondents in Winnipeg think public transit is poorly developed in their area.
  • More than half of the respondents in Winnipeg say transit infrastructure in their community is old and outdated
  • 8 in 10 (84%) agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Winnipeg
  • 86% of the respondents in Winnipeg agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 78% of the respondents in Winnipeg agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Toronto

  • Respondents in Toronto spend 68 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 1 in 4 respondents in Toronto think public transit is poorly developed in their area. That proportion is significantly higher among respondents whose main mode of transportation is by car (28%)
  • 6 in 10 respondents in Toronto say transit infrastructure in their community is old and outdated
  • 9 in 10 (87%) agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Toronto
  • 87% of the respondents in Toronto agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 82% of the respondents in Toronto agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Montreal

  • Respondents in Montreal spend 73 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 1 in 5 respondents in Montreal think public transit is poorly developed in their area.
  • 8 in 10 respondents in Montreal say road congestion is a problem in their area
  • 9 in 10 (93%) agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Montreal
  • 90% of the respondents in Montreal agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 87% of the respondents in Montreal agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Quebec City

  • Respondents in Quebec City spend 60 minutes commuting on average daily.
  • 36% respondents in Quebec City think public transit is poorly developed in their area. This significantly higher than the national result (23%)
  • 8 in 10 respondents in Quebec City (76%) say road congestion is a problem in their area
  • 85% of the respondents agree public transit helps reduce congestion in Quebec City
  • 88% of the respondents in Quebec City agree that using public transit is good for the environment
  • 77% of the respondents in Quebec City agree transit systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions