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.
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.