2015 Edmonton and Region Household Travel Survey (HTS)
The Edmonton and Region Household Travel Survey (HTS) was conducted in the fall of 2015 to understand the nature of current travel patterns. The survey was funded by the City of Edmonton, Alberta Transportation and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (formerly the Capital Region Board).
This one-day survey collected information from participating households about:
- Trip origins and destinations
- Trip purpose
- Travel mode choice (transit, walking, biking, single occupant in motor vehicle, passenger in motor vehicle)
- Time of day
- Type of activity at destination
- Trip frequency
The City of Edmonton piloted new survey methodologies in the fall of 2014 to help collect richer data in the 2015 survey. Over 21,000 households were surveyed for a 24 hour weekday period between September 14, 2015 and December 11, 2015, including approximately 15,300 in the City and 5,700 in the Region. Previous surveys were completed in 1994 and 2005 and changes are highlighted wherever available.
The data were collected to ensure future transportation projects reflect our community’s needs and to allow the City of Edmonton and the surrounding Region to make informed spending decisions on our transportation system.
The City is currently working on making the 2015 Household Travel Data available on the Open Data Portal.