August 2017 Total Entrance Vehicle Volumes were 844,850, a 7.1% increase from August 2016.
August 2017 Total Mountain Avenue Vehicle Volumes were 176,580, a 0.3% decrease over August 2016.
For Pursuit, one of the largest employers in Banff, reducing carbon emissions is a key stewardship goal. Alleviating traffic woes is a key community effort that helps locals (including many team members) make the most of living in the Canadian Rockies.
“It was important for us to do our part in mitigating traffic congestion last summer in the town of Banff,” said Dave McKenna, President, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit. “We’re thrilled to see the statistics from this report that clearly show we, along with many of our key partners, have made a positive impact for our guests and for the local community.”
Pursuit also believes that the shuttle enhances visitors' experience by adding value to their Banff Gondola trip—not only do they begin to relax as soon as they board the free shuttle, they'll learn about the Banff Gondola en route and thus extend the overall visit.
The 56-passenger shuttles will run again throughout this summer and will depart from downtown Banff and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel every 20 minutes. For more information, see our 2019 shuttle schedule.
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