Public Transit Accessibility

Data description: Population-weighted average number of public transit routes at transit stops/stations within 600m walking distance from population blocks. Data were calculated at dissemination-block level (see map below) before converting to neighbourhood level.

Data source: OC Transpo, Société de transport de l’Outaouais

Date represented: March 2020

Date published: March 7, 2020


  • Stations and routes were retrieved from GTFS files from OC Transpo and STO for analysis.
  • The threshold of 600m walking distance was chosen following City of Ottawa’s Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines.
  • All routes from OC Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais, including the light rail trains, were treated equally regardless of their lengths and frequency.
  • Neighbourhood averages were population-weighted, meaning that population blocks with more people have a larger influence on the neighbourhood value.