Campus traffic survey 2016

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The Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operations 2014-2019 sets out a goal of increasing the use of transit, cycling, walking and carpooling to 70% of the transportation modal split by 2019.

In an effort to monitor the university's progress toward this goal, a comprehensive survey of campus traffic for a typical weekday period was conducted by Bunt and Associates Engineering in October 2016. Similar surveys have been conducted since 1992, with the last one in 2014. To ensure consistency with the previous surveys, the approach and methodology was replicated. 

The modal split numbers have largely stabilized since 2010 and changes from the 2014 survey were minor. Summary of results: 

  • Automobile trips remain in the 50% range, with a slight increase in automobile passengers
  • Transit riders decreased slightly 
  • Modal split for pedestrians and cyclists were unchanged 
  • Overall conclusion is that there have been no significant changes in the modal share results for several years

The Traffic Survey provides up to date information for parking management purposes and the planning for new development projects on campus. It also assists in the liaison with Oak Bay and Saanich on new capital project approvals and the discussion on roadway, traffic, cycling and parking issues.

Read the 2016 UVic Campus Traffic Survey here, all UVic Traffic Surveys can be read here