W.R. Bennett Bridge: A Statistical Snapshot
Transit comprises about 0.3 per cent of peak period (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) traffic on the approaches to the bridge, but carries up to 7 per cent of people making trips. BC Transit operates one primary bus route on the bridge, which is the RapidBus connecting UBCO to the Westbank Exchange. This route generates up to 15 buses per hour during the peak period, and ridership has risen about 10% since the RapidBus service was introduced in 2010.
HOV users (carpool and vanpool) comprise about 38 per cent of peak period
Trucks represent 3 per cent of peak period corridor traffic, and up to 10 per
cent during off-peak times. Light trucks making local deliveries are 75 per cent
of the truck traffic, while the other 25 per cent are heavy trucks hauling goods
The remaining 58.7 per cent of corridor users are single-occupant cars.
Cyclists and Pedestrians
As a proportion of total travel on the corridor, active transportation is very minor.
However, its contribution to sustainability and healthy lifestyles is significant
and is being recognized with investment in active transportation infrastructure
and convenient connections with other sustainable modes such as transit.
You can see a graphic of the Graph 2: Peak Hour Snapshot: Who Crosses Okanagan Lake?