We’re no more than seven minutes away.
That’s the way we used to describe urban life in Saskatchewan. We have no big cities, so commuting or getting around is pretty easy.
But the times are changing.
Did you know the shortest commute to work in Saskatchewan is in Estevan? Yes, we now have numbers on the duration of commuting time for the major cities in the province. Saskatoon is the longest – bridges and all – mean you can spend 20 minutes in commuting time in Saskatoon. Estevan is 12 minutes.
Swift Current has the second shortest commute. Regina has the second longest.
That means Estevan and Swift Current hold down spots three and four in Canada. Toronto, nationally, has the longest commutes at 34 minutes. Saskatoon is 57th in the country.
And at a time when we’re adding more bike lanes, fewer people are opting for this mode of transport to get to work. The number has fallen in half from 11 per cent of the commuting population in 1996 to 6.7 per cent in 2016.