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Carpool (Commuter) Parking in the GTHA ACT Canada Summit 2014 Dec. 2, 2014 The Regional Municipality of Durham Planning and Economic Development Department.

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1 Carpool (Commuter) Parking in the GTHA ACT Canada Summit 2014 Dec. 2, 2014 The Regional Municipality of Durham Planning and Economic Development Department

2 Image source: DMG Group, The Planning and Economic Development Department, Region of Durham

3 Introduction Carpooling saves money, CO2s, time, etc. I use a park/n/ride spot to converge with my carpool partner

4 Introduction Carpooling issues How does the Region of Durham tackle the infrastructure piece?

5 RQ & Method How do carpool (commuter) parking providers determine this type of infrastructure? Qualitative Quantitative

6 Map courtesy: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario

7 Inventory Looked at 400 series highways (freeways) (MTO) Regional transit authority “Metrolinx” (GO Transit) Regional Municipalities Local Municipalities

8 Maps courtesy: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario

9 Findings # of spaces GO Transit lotsMTO lots Durham Regional lots Area Municipal lots Transit Access Current Planned Total Region of Durham – Carpool and/or Commuter Lots by Type

10 Findings # of spaces GO Transit lotsMTO lots Halton Regional lots Area Municipal lots Transit Access Current Planned Total Region of Halton – Carpool and/or Commuter Lots by Type

11 Map courtesy: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario

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13 Usage Two case studies Township of Uxbridge (local municipality) MTO’s Whitby lot (Hwy 401)

14 Goodwood (Township of Uxbridge) (Community Centre, surplus daytime spaces)

15 Ministry of Transportation Lot Whitby, Ontario (Hwy 401 & Brock St.)

16 No Gaps Investments have been made Demand models and strategies by both MTO and GO Transit work Municipalities have a role

17 Opportunities Promotion needs to be expanded Smart Commute’s TDM efforts Mass marketing opportunity for MTO? Carpool to GO

18 Considerations Carpooling is extremely viable Region is growing How can we innovate?

19 Considerations Personal auto travel is convenient It makes sense that carpooling offers so many opportunities Ministry of Transportation Lot Halls Road/Hwy 7 in Whitby. This newly opened lot will become a key piece of carpool infrastructure when the 407 East Extension is built

20 Carpool (Commuter) Parking in the GTHA ACT Canada Summit 2014 Dec. 2, 2014 Sandra McEleney The Regional Municipality of Durham Planning and Economic Development Department ext. 2550


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