Consulting firm Arcadis’s Sustainable Cities Mobility Index appears each fall, with a new one expected in October. The 2017 ranking was based on 23 key indicators, broken down into three categories: people, planet and profit. Vancouver finished No. 3 overall among 23 North American cities and 28th among 100 cities worldwide. Here’s how it fared against its North American peers.
PEOPLE (No. 7*)
Intended to capture quality of life for commuters and visitors, this sub-index focuses on indicators like safety (traffic facilities), access to transport services and share of trips taken by public transit.
PLANET (No. 9*)
The planet sub-index looks at various green factors, with greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and delays and bicycle infrastructure among them.
PROFIT (No. 1*)
Profit, which covers economic health, examines commuting time, transit revenue as a share of expenses, public finance commitment, affordability of public transit and efficiency of road networks.