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Core indicators for land use and mobility

The City will measure 14 Core Indicators for Land Use and Mobility (as identified in the MDP and CTP) on a continuous basis, reporting to Council, Administration and the public on the progress towards the 60-year targets prior to each business planning cycle.

kl Core Indicators Metric Baseline 60-year target
kl: 1 Core Indicators: Urban Expansion Metric: Per cent of population growth accommodated within 2005 built-up area Baseline: In 2005, the built up area was losing population equivalent to 5 per cent of the city's annual population growth. 60-year target: 50%
kl: 2 Core Indicators: Density Metric: People per hectare Baseline: In 2005, Calgary had a population density of 20 people per hectare. 60-year target: 27
kl:  2 Core Indicators:  Density Metric: Jobs per hectare Baseline: In 2005, Calgary had employment density of 11 jobs per hectare. 60-year target: 18
kl: 3 Core Indicators: Population/Jobs Balance Metric: Population/Jobs Ratio - Northwest Baseline: In 2006, the population/ jobs ratio in the northwest was 3.0. 60-year target: 3.0
kl:  3 Core Indicators:  Population/Jobs Balance Metric: Population/Jobs Ratio - Northeast Baseline: In 2006, the population/ jobs ratio in the northeast was 1.7 60-year target: 1.4
kl:  3 Core Indicators:  Population/Jobs Balance Metric: Population/Jobs Ratio - Southwest Baseline: In 2006, the population/jobs ratio in the southwest was 1.3 60-year target: 1.5
kl:  3 Core Indicators:  Population/Jobs Balance Metric: Population/Jobs Ratio - Southeast Baseline: In 2006, the population/jobs ratio in the southeast was 1.2. 60-year target: 1.5
kl: 4 Core Indicators: Mix Land Use Metric: Land Use Diversity Index Baseline: In 2008, land use mix diversity index was 0.53. 60-year target: 0.7
kl: 5 Core Indicators: Residential Mix Metric: Residential Mix Index Baseline: In 2008, residential diversity index was 0.19. 60-year target: 0.4
kl: 6 Core Indicators: Road and Street Infrastructure Metric: Roads to Streets ratio Baseline: 0.72 (42% Roads and 58% Streets) 60-year target: 0.57 (36%Roads and 64% Streets)
kl: 7 Core Indicators: Accessibility to Primary Transit Network Metric: Per cent of population within 400m of Primary Transit Network Baseline: LRT is the only transit service approaching Primary Transit levels of service in Calgary today. 60-year target: 45%
kl:  7 Core Indicators: Accessibility to Primary Transit Network Metric: Per cent of jobs within 400m of Primary Transit Network Baseline: LRT is the only transit service approaching Primary Transit levels of service in Calgary today. 60-year target: 67%
kl: 8 Core Indicators: Transit Service Metric: Annual transit service hours per capita Baseline: Currently, 2.2 transit service hours are provided for each resident in Calgary annually. 60-year target: 3.7
kl: 9 Core Indicators: Goods Access Metric: Per cent of intermodal and warehousing facilities within 1600m (actual) of Primary Goods Movement Network Baseline: Currently, 73% of intermodal and warehousing facilities are located within 1600m of Primary Goods Movement Network. 60-year target: 95%
kl: 10 Core Indicators: Transportation Mode Split Metric: Walking and Cycling Mode Split (all purpose trips, 24 hours, city-wide) Baseline: In 2005, walk and bike trips contributed to 14% of all trips made. 60-year target: 20% - 25%
kl:  10 Core Indicators: Transportation Mode Split  Metric: Transit Mode Split (all purpose trips, 24 hours, city-wide) Baseline: In 2005, 9% of all trips were made by transit. 60-year target: 15% - 20%
kl: 10  Core Indicators: Transportation Mode Split  Metric: Auto Mode Split (all purpose trips, 24 hours, city-wide) Baseline: In 2005, 77% of all trips were made by car. 60-year target: 65% - 55%
kl: 11 Core Indicators: Accessibility to Daily Needs Metric: Per cent of population within Major and Community Activity Centres, and 600m of Urban and Neighbourhood Corridors Baseline: In 2006, 18% of all population was located within Major and Community Activity Centres, and 600m of Urban and Neighbourhood Corridors 60-year target: 30%
kl: 12 Core Indicators: Watershed Health Metric: Per cent of impervious surface Baseline: In 1998, 32% of land cover was impervious (made up of roads, parking and buildings) 60-year target: 10% - 20%
kl: 13 Core Indicators: Urban Forest Metric: Per cent of tree canopy Baseline: Canopy cover was 7% in 1998. 60-year target: 14% - 20%
kl: 14 Core Indicators: District Energy Metric: Per cent of land area with densities supportive of district energy systems Baseline: In 2005, only 0.3% of land area had densities supportive of district energy systems. 60-year target: 1.7%