The majority of trips within the City of Toronto are less than 10km in length, creating a significant opportunity for mode shifting to walking and cycling. In the Trip Analysis by Mode and Distance, the Low Carbon Scenario in 2050 includes a significant increase in short trips by active transportation (walking and cycling) in comparison with the BAP in 2050, as a result of 75% of trips between 1 and 5 km shifting to active transportation.

The spatial analysis of Home Based Vehicle Kilometers per Capita illustrates an expansion of the area with lower VKT around the downtown core; this is as a result of shifts to active modes, congestion charges and enhanced transit.

Annual Person Trips


Annual Personal Use Vehicle Kilometers Travelled


Commute Analysis by Mode and Distance  


Commuter Trips by Mode

Commuter Vehicle Kilometers Travelled per Capita for Each Zone