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 BASELINE
Increase active transportation and transit mode share 
35% increase by 2021 2011: Mode share for non-single occupant vehicle travel was 25%
Maintain congestion lefels 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 L.O.S. 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.

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Moderate. A number of projects and plans, such as the Urban Transportation Showcase 2008 and the Downtown Parking Management Plan 2010, were completed and had success. Implementation of the 2013 Transportation Demand Management Plan is in early days.

More Information

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