More Canadians walk or bike to work than take public transit

A survey by Stats Canada has found that more Canadians now walk or bike to work than take public transit.

According to a recent survey by Statistics Canada, one of the main reasons for the shift is that commuters have a “fear of contracting the virus” which “weighed heavily” on them.

The survey reveals that prior to the pandemic, 75% of workers commuted by private vehicle, while 13% used public transit, 7% walked or cycled and 1% used an other mode of transportation.

What are the implications of this shift?


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