2015 Edmonton & Region Household Travel Survey

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Who We Are

The City of Edmonton, the Capital Region Board, and Alberta Transportation are partners in the 2015 Edmonton & Region Household Travel Survey. A professional research firm, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. has been hired to conduct the survey data collection.

For assistance with the survey, or any questions about the survey process, please contact the research firm, Malatest & Associates:

E-mail: MakingTracks2015@malatest.com
Survey hotline: 780.652.2442

Making Tracks, the 2015 Edmonton & Region Household Travel Survey gathers information on how, when, where and why people travel. It is being conducted this fall by the City of Edmonton in partnership with the Capital Region Board and Alberta Transportation.

The City of Edmonton, Transportation Services, Policy Implementation and Evaluation

This group with the City’s Transportation Services manages the creation, implementation and progress measures of the Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move. They develop and maintain transportation forecasting models and provide transportation records and trends for the City of Edmonton, the public and outside agencies.

Howaida Hassan, Project Engineer
P. 780.496.5685
E. howaida.hassan@edmonton.ca

Capital Region Board

The Capital Region Board is a non-profit corporation consisting of elected officials from each of the 24 member municipalities from within the Region. The Capital Region Board was established in 2008. The board’s ongoing role is to facilitate regional cooperation and coordination of long range planning and growth planning in areas of regional interest – land use, housing and transit.

Malcolm Bruce, CEO
P. 780.638.6000
E. info@capitalregionboard.ab.ca

Government of Alberta Ministry of Transportation

Alberta Transportation is responsible for providing a safe, innovative and sustainable world-class transportation system that supports a strong economy, a high quality of life and a healthy environment for all Albertans.

P. 780.427.2080
E. transportation.minister@gov.ab.ca

R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.

This Edmonton-based research firm has been hired to conduct the survey data collection. Founded in 1985, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd is one of Canada’s largest independently owned and operated research and evaluation firms. The firm has conducted household travel surveys in a number of metropolitan areas across Canada.

For assistance with the Edmonton & Region Household Travel survey, or any questions about the survey process, please contact us at:

E. MakingTracks2015@malatest.com
Survey hotline: 780.652.2442

Media Inquiries:

Catherine Kloczkowski Communications Advisor
City of Edmonton, Transportation Services
Work 780.495.9904
Cell 780.868.4382

2005 Household Travel Survey Data and Its Applications

Data from the 2005 Edmonton and Region Household Travel Survey has been a critical element of the Edmonton Region Travel Model. This model is used by the City of Edmonton and Alberta Transportation to predict traffic volumes and travel patterns for all transportation modes. The following are just a few projects that have benefited from household travel survey data.

Anthony Henday Drive

Anthony Henday Drive is a ring road highway around Edmonton. It is an important transportation corridor for both goods movement and commuters from Edmonton and the surrounding region.

Sections of the Anthony Henday ring road were built in the 1970s and 1990s. The current Anthony Henday Drive extension began in 2000 with the construction of the southwest section.

The project will include the construction of 27 kilometers of six- and eight-lane divided roadway, nine interchanges, two road flyovers, eight rail crossings (flyovers), and two bridges across the North Saskatchewan River, for a total of 47 bridge structures. This construction commenced in June 2012, with completion of the project scheduled for October 1, 2016.

For more information visit www.northeastanthonyhenday.com

Anthony Henday Drive and Baseline

Source: http://www.northeastanthonyhenday.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2252&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

Edmonton Capital Line LRT Alignment Planning

Building a new LRT line is a significant infrastructure project that can take several years of planning and engineering before construction can begin. Expanding the LRT network is one way the City plans to meet the objectives of the Transportation Master Plan and Municipal Development Plan.

Progress on the Capital LRT project has occurred in stages. Preliminary Engineering from Century Park to Ellerslie Road was completed in 2010. Concept plans for Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW were approved in 2009 and 2010.

Past household travel surveys completed in 1994 and 2005 have been used to develop and update the Edmonton Regional Travel Model. This model has been extensively used to plan the alignment, station locations, transit centres as well as Park and Ride facilities for the:

  • Capital Line from University Station to Century Park (and future stations)
  • Metro Line from Churchill Station to NAIT Station
  • Valley Line from Downtown to Mill Woods

For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/lrtprojects

Summer south LRT track construction LRT train at University of Alberta South Campus

Yellowhead Trail Strategic Plan

The City of Edmonton completed a Strategic Plan for the development of Yellowhead Trail into a free-flow freeway. This expansion is part of Edmonton’s Transportation Master Plan and will help to move goods and services more efficiently along this section of the Inner Ring Road.

The proposed plan would improve traffic flow along Yellowhead Trail as traffic volumes continue to grow and would significantly improve safety at several high-collision locations.

Data from the household travel survey helped to the update the Edmonton Region Travel Model which was used in the planning and staging of construction of Anthony Henday Drive.

For more information visit http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/road_projects/yellowhead-trail-strategic-plan.aspx

Yellowhead Trail