What if the Nordiques returned to Québec City?
The geographic approach can be used to measure the accessibility of public transit networks during major community events and to determine how to increase freedom of mobility for the citizens served by the transit network.
Events are an important way for communities to connect, to grow stronger and to thrive. These gatherings, however, can create stress on the road network if transportation is done individually. To minimize these problems, it is important to promote public transit and active mobility. But how do we analyze accessibility to the transit network to access events?
In this story map, we will analyse the accessibility of the Vidéotron Centre in a scenario where the Nordiques returned to Québec City and the Vidéotron Centre was at full capacity on a regular basis (18,256 fans for hockey / 20,396 for shows). With the current state of the public transit network, what does it look like for the citizens served by the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) and the Société de transport de Lévis (STLévis) to attend games on a regular basis during weekday evenings and weekends? Also, what can be done to promote active mobility (e.g., cycling) versus the use of vehicles?
Please note that this project is in no way affiliated with the Société de transport de Lévis (STLévis), the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), or the City of Québec. The analyses are entirely the product of Esri Canada.