Efficient, Low-Impact Transportation

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The Goal

Efficient movement of people via transit, cycling, walking, and multi- and single-occupant vehicles.   

TARGET MEASURE PROGRESS
Increase active transportation and transit mode share 
35% increase by 2021 Single occupant vehicle use increased to 77% in 2016 from 75% in 2014.
Maintain congestion levels at current standard--Level of Service D for major intersections for all movements and E or F for peak period low volume movements 
Maintain or reduce level of service All intersections are maintained at Level of Service D

 

Rationale 

Shifting to transit and active transportation improves physical health and community connectivity. It also reduces greenhouse gases, City infrastructure costs, and household transportation costs.

Jurisdiction

Medium/high. The City regulates design and speed limits for all roads except the Alaska Highway. The City designs, funds and operates transit and off-street pedestrian and bike paths. Traffic rules, regulations, vehicle safety, and emission standards are largely beyond the City’s jurisdiction.

img_status_2_fairProgress

The City continues to promote active transportation through programs and upgrades to roads and sidewalks. A Bicycle Network Plan was completed in 2018, which identifies priorities and opportunities that can be implemented in the coming years. A Transit Master Plan was also completed, which will guide improvements to the transit system.

More Information

Read about transportation at the City of Whitehorse, including the Transportation Demand Management Plan, Bicycle Network Plan, and Whitehorse Transit.