This report describes the benefits, costs and other implications of commuter vanpool programs - in the B.C. Lower Mainland as well as across Canada. The study found that vanpooling serves a specialized market - long-distance commute trips - which are not well served by other transportation modes. Vanpooling is one of the most economical and environmentally-friendly forms of commuter transportation, and compares well with other air quality programs in terms of costeffectiveness. The potential market for vanpooling in the Lower Mainland is 1% of all work trips, which would reduce automobile use by 3,000 vehicles daily and 70 million vehicle kilometres per year. This would reduce pollutant emissions by 1,700 tonnes per year.
Urban Systems Ltd.. 1995. Potential for Commuter Vanpool Services: Benefits and Costs. BC Ministry of Environment
Topic: Air Quality
To copy the URL of a document, Right Click on the document title, select "Copy Shortcut/Copy Link", then paste as needed. Only documents available to the public have this feature enabled.