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Commuting Patterns and Places of Work of Canadians, 2006 Census: Portrait of census metropolitan areas and their municipalities

Commuting patterns

Modes of transportation

Information on the uses of cars, public transit and other modes of transportation across Canada and in provinces and territories is of great interest to many stakeholders.

Nonetheless, the main transportation issues arise in the urban areas, specifically the largest ones. This is where the increase in the number of commuters and the diversification in their workplaces challenge the transportation infrastructures. The large urban agglomerations are also where plans for urban development projects can have an impact on the modes of transportation used by workers (new routes, extension of commuter train routes, park and rides, carpool lanes, etc.).

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