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Travel Demand Forecasting

Travel demand forecasting predicts how various transportation policies and programs will affect travel pattern in the future.

For example, a travel demand forecast could predict how many vehicles are expected to use a new road.

The information in a travel demand forecast helps municipalities decide future transportation improvements, policies, services and programs.

The Region of Peel Travel Forecasting Model

Transportation Planning staff developed the Region of Peel's Travel Demand Forecasting Model in 1978.

This model has been used in a number of the Region's transportation planning initiatives, including:

Region of Peel Transportation staff continue to update this model to meet the constantly changing and challenging needs of travel forecasting in Peel.

The growth rates are obtained using the Region’s Travel Demand Forecasting model. The forecasted data are estimated every 10 years until 2041. Please contact Transportation Planning to access the growth rates data.