MOV­ING TAR­GETS

BC Business Magazine - - The Informer - SOURCE: SUS­TAIN­ABLE CITIES MO­BIL­ITY IN­DEX 2017, AR­CADIS

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.

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