Travel survey deemed unnecessary

One local politician isn’t convinced studying transportation habits is necessary.

The Regional District of North Okanagan has given support in principle to a valley-wide household travel survey contingent on more budget details.

However, Spallumcheen director Janice Brown suggests the process isn’t a priority for her community.

“I know they (residents) are going out of the area and I don’t really need to know where they’re going,” she said.

Kelowna has suggested that nine jurisdictions contribute towards the study, which could possibly cost $180,000.

The study would look at where people are travelling to, the purpose of the trip, the time of day of travel, their mode of travel and the energy and emissions associated with transportation.

The goal is to provide information to policy-makers in planning for future transportation needs.


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