A new research study has found that almost 40 % of travellers walk, bike or take transit to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
The study conducted on behalf of PortsToronto found the airport is making good on its commitment to reduce private vehicle use to and from the airport.
The study found 37 per cent of travellers walk, bike or take public transit to access Billy Bishop.
Private vehicle drop-offs and pick-ups related to the airport have also dropped by more than 40 per cent since the last study was completed in 2012.
The survey also confirmed a 10 per cent reduction in the number of passengers departing to the airport by taxi and a 47 per cent increase in those departing by the airport’s shuttle bus.
The study also indicated that, on average, 10-12 per cent of all traffic in the surrounding area can be attributed to Billy Bishop Airport.
The pedestrian tunnel at Billy Bishop Airport is set to open in late July and is expected to have an additional positive impact on traffic flow as it will eliminate the passenger waves that occur as a result of the ferry departing and arriving four times an hour.
The full survey can be found here.