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  • Report

    Mass Transit Study

    Edmonton’s Future Mass Transit Network

    Prepared for City of Edmonton by IBI Group February – 2020

  • IBI GROUP REPORT MASS TRANSIT STUDY Prepared for City of Edmonton

    Table of Contents

    February 2020 i

    Glossary/Abbreviations

    Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................... 1

    1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 3

    2 Mass Transit Network Development ................................................................................. 5 2.1 Network Development Process ............................................................................... 5

    2.2 Business as Planned - BAP ..................................................................................... 7

    2.3 Categories of Mass Transit Modes .......................................................................... 9

    2.4 Mass Transit Network ............................................................................................ 11 2.5 City Plan Land Use – Nodes and Corridors ........................................................... 14

    2.6 City-wide Routes Concept ..................................................................................... 16

    2.7 District Routes Concept ......................................................................................... 21

    2.8 Success Factors .................................................................................................... 27

    3 Network Performance ....................................................................................................... 31 3.1 Mass Transit Network – Building on the Business as Planned Scenario .............. 31 3.2 Serving a Variety of Travel Markets ....................................................................... 34

    4 Performance of Network Elements ................................................................................. 40 4.1 Measures/Definitions ............................................................................................. 40

    4.2 City-wide Routes .................................................................................................... 40

    4.3 District Routes ........................................................................................................ 43

    4.4 Building Capacity and Attracting Passengers ........................................................ 46

    5 Mobility Hubs .................................................................................................................... 52

    6 Developing the Network ................................................................................................... 57 6.1 Concept Staging .................................................................................................... 57

    6.2 Future Proofing ...................................................................................................... 60

    6.3 Next Steps ............................................................................................................. 61

    Appendix A – Mass Transit Network Inventory and Additional Reference Exhibits .............. A

    Appendix B – Previous Mass Transit Study Reports ................................................................B

  • IBI GROUP REPORT MASS TRANSIT STUDY Prepared for City of Edmonton

    List of Exhibits

    February 2020 ii

    Exhibit 2.1: Process to Develop the Mass Transit Network ..................................................... 5 Exhibit 2.2: Map of Edmonton, Business as Planned (BAP) Scenario .................................... 8 Exhibit 2.3: Mass Transit Modes, Technology Examples and Service Characteristics ....... 10 Exhibit 2.4: Map of Edmonton Mass Transit Network (MTN) .................................................. 12 Exhibit 2.5: City Plan Nodes and Corridors ............................................................................. 15 Exhibit 2.6: Map of Edmonton Mass Transit Network (MTN) – City-wide Routes ................ 17 Exhibit 2.7: Map of Edmonton Mass Transit Network (MTN) – District Routes .................... 22 Exhibit 2.8: Key Measures of Success for Mass Transit ........................................................ 28 Exhibit 3.1: 2065 AM Peak Mode Shares – MTN Building on BAP Scenario ........................ 32 Exhibit 3.2: 2065 PM Peak Mode Shares – MTN Building on BAP Scenario ......................... 33 Exhibit 3.3: 2065 MD Peak Mode Shares – MTN Building on BAP Scenario ........................ 33 Exhibit 3.4: 2065 AM Peak Mode Shares, by Trip Destination – MTN Building on BAP

    Scenario ..................................................................................................................... 34 Exhibit 3.5: AM Peak Mode Shares to Downtown and University, 2015 versus MTN .......... 35 Exhibit 3.6: AM Peak Mode Shares to and from Municipalities outside Edmonton,

    2015 versus MTN ....................................................................................................... 35 Exhibit 3.7: AM Peak Mode Shares to Non-Central Sectors of Edmonton, 2015

    versus MTN ................................................................................................................ 36 Exhibit 3.8: AM Peak Mode Shares to Future Developed Areas, 2015 versus MTN............. 36 Exhibit 3.9: AM Peak Mode Shares for Trips starting in Central Edmonton, 2015

    versus MTN ................................................................................................................ 37 Exhibit 3.10: AM Peak Mode Shares for Shorter-Distance Trips (Outside the Centre)........ 37 Exhibit 3.11: Peak Mode Shares for Trips From or Within Edmonton, 2015 versus

    MTN ............................................................................................................................ 38 Exhibit 3.12: Peak Mode Shares for Trips within, entering or leaving Edmonton,

    MTN ............................................................................................................................ 38 Exhibit 3.13: Peak Mode Shares for Trips in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

    (Including City), 2015 versus MTN .......................................................................... 39 Exhibit 4.1: Boardings on City-wide Transit Elements ........................................................... 41 Exhibit 4.2: Maximum Volumes on City-wide Transit Elements ............................................ 42 Exhibit 4.3: Boardings on District Routes – Rapid Bus Elements ......................................... 44 Exhibit 4.4: Maximum Volumes on District Routes - Rapid Bus Elements ........................... 44 Exhibit 4.5: Boardings on District Routes - Regional Elements ............................................ 45 Exhibit 4.6: Boardings on District Routes - Frequent Bus Elements .................................... 46 Exhibit 4.7: Peak AM and PM Passengers North-South approaching Whyte Avenue ......... 47

  • IBI GROUP REPORT MASS TRANSIT STUDY Prepared for City of Edmonton

    List of Exhibits (continued)

    February 2020 iii

    Exhibit 4.8: Peak AM Passengers on Combined Capital and Metro Lines ........................... 48 Exhibit 4.9: Peak AM and PM Passengers on Whyte Avenue ................................................ 48 Exhibit 4.10: Peak AM and PM Passengers on Terwillegar and Riverbend .......................... 49 Exhibit 4.11: Peak Passengers to and from the North ............................................................ 50 Exhibit 4.12: Peak Passengers east/west across the North Saskatchewan

    River/Groat Road ....................................................................................................... 50 Exhibit 5.1: Proposed Mobility Hubs – Edmonton Mass Transit Study ................................ 53 Exhibit 5.2: Proposed Mobility Hub Typologies and Design Guidance – for the

    Edmonton Mass Transit Study ................................................................................ 54 Exhibit 6.1: Implementation Staging Concept for Mass Transit Network ............................. 59 Exhibit A.1 – Mass Transit Network Inventory – City-wide Routes .............................................. A-2

    Exhibit A.2 – Mass Transit Network Inventory – District Routes ................................................. A-3

    Exhibit A.3 – Reference Map – City Plan Districts ....................................................................... A-4 Exhibit A.4 – Reference Maps – City Plan Nodes and Corridors ................................................ A-5

    Exhibit A.5 – Maps of Travel Survey Quadrants and Sectors for Reporting of Mode Shares ..... A-7

    Exhibit A.6 – AM Peak Transit Assignment Result – Mass Transit Network ............................... A-8

    Exhibit A.7 – PM Peak Transit Assignment Result – Mass Transit Network ............................... A-9

    Exhibit A.8 – AM Peak Transit Assignment Result – Business as Planned (BAP 2065) .......... A-10 Exhibit A.9 – PM Peak Transit Assignment Result – Business as Planned (BAP 2065) .......... A-11

    Exhibit A.10 – Residential and Employment Density Map – Based on City Plan ...................... A-12

    Disclaimer This document is issued for the party which commissioned it and for specifi