Following a substantial community effort and many years, Whistler has an updated Official Community Plan and Vision (OCP) that sets the course for the community into the future. Whistler Council adopted the OCP at its meeting June 23, 2020. The new vision and OCP builds on Whistler 2020, Whistler’s previous guiding policy document. Work is underway to align existing community performance indicators with the new vision and OCP. Updated 2019 data will be available in summer 2020.
Why monitor this
Commuting to work constitutes a large proportion of transportation trips made by Whistler residents. Transportation in single occupancy vehicles (SOV) is more resource intensive and polluting on a per person basis than other modes and commonly coincides with peak traffic volumes on Highway 99. Alternate transportation modes such as carpooling, transit, biking or walking can conveniently replace SOV transportation, especially for those regular trips.
What this measures
This indicator reveals the proportion of residents who reported commuting to work via preferred transportation alternatives, specifically mass transit, carpool or cycling.