Getting to work - ARCHIVED

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In recent years, commuting patterns have become more complex as employment has grown more rapidly in the suburbs than in city core areas. Faced with few convenient public transit options, the increasing numbers of people who now commute cross-town to jobs in these suburbs overwhelmingly drive to work. This article examines commuting patterns between 1996 and 2001 as they relate to recent job growth in the suburbs. It briefly looks at the demographic characteristics of commuters and explores some of the implications that changing work locations and commute patterns have for infrastructure in Canadian cities.

Issue Number: 2005003
Author(s): Heisz, Andrew; Larochelle-Côté, Sébastien

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFDecember 6, 2005