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Public transit is better, but cars are faster

Transit may be the better way, but it is certainly not the faster one. The latest data from Statistics Canada has revealed the most avoided truth about commuting: Transit commutes are 81-per-cent longer than those by car.

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released data on commuting from the 2011 National Household Survey, which revealed that from Vancouver to St. John’s, transit commuters spent far more time travelling to and from work than those who commuted by cars. Despite the alarms about gridlock and congestion, fewer than 9 per cent of commuters in Canada travelled for more than an hour to work.

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