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Vancouver is officially a little greener this month. New stats released by city transportation officials show that, for the first time ever, nearly just as many trips are made by bike, transit or on foot as are made by car.
In 2014, a total of 918,000 daily trips were made by automobile, down from 983,000 the year before. That compares to 905,000 daily trips made by bike, transit or on foot in 2014, up from 893,000 the year before.
In other words, cars now only account for roughly half of all trips made in Vancouver – a major milestone in the city’s quest to become the world’s “greenest” city by 2020. At the same time, total kilometres travelled by vehicle has plummeted in recent years, down 21 percent since 2007.
Much of that progress can be attributed to a dramatic uptick in cycling. Continue reading:
Green Milestone in Vancouver: Half of all trips now by bike, transit or on foot