It might be hard for you to believe that public transit in Vancouver is nationally one of the best, but a new ranking supports this claim.
This is according to Redfin’s newest Transit Score rankings.
Redfin, a real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to help people buy and sell homes, has ranked Vancouver as the second best city in Canada for public transit.
Surrey also made the list, ranking just outside the top 10.
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Transit Score, “a tool by Redfin company Walk Score, rates locations based on how convenient they are to public transportation” reads their website.
This is the first year that Redfin has ranked public transit in Canada and their results are “calculated based on indicators showing that local public transit is both convenient, and runs frequently”.
“Toronto is highly populated and growing all the time. The influx of people from all over the world to Toronto puts a strain on all aspects of transportation in regards to road infrastructure and traffic in and out of the city, which is nothing less than gridlock,” said Blair Anderson, broker of record and market manager for Redfin in Toronto.
Toronto took the top spot in Canada with a score of 78. It ranks higher than Boston (72) and is just below San Francisco’s score (80).
As for Vancouver, it ranks higher than Boston and Washington, D.C with a score of 74.
Below are the full rankings for cities with populations of more than 300,000.
Best Cities For Public Transit In Canada
Click here to find out exactly how Redfin determined the listed transit scores for each city.