A new Statistics Canada study suggests that the majority of Canadian commuters snub public transit, regardless of its environmental friendliness and cost benefits. The data, collected in 2010, shows that 82 per cent of commuters prefer cars to trains, buses, bicycles, and walking. 12 per cent favour public transit, and only 6 per cent walk or cycle. Commuters in Canada’s largest cities spend an average of 30 minutes getting to work. Overall, Canadians prefer their cars to public transit, because “on average, in 2010, public transport took twice as long as driving a car”.
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