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Passenger Ferry Study

Colwood Crawlers Say Yes to Passenger Ferry

Over the course of ten months, MBA student Jonathan Calderwood interviewed people throughout the West Shore and CRD to find out if they would take a passenger ferry connecting the West Shore and downtown Victoria.

The result: Yes!

With more than 1800 online and in-person interviews from car and bus commuters from both the West Shore and Victoria, the study concluded that:

  • 67% of working commuters who live in the West Shore would make 4.7 return trips weekly.
  • 96% of car and bus commuters would take the ferry instead of the bus.
  • Commuters would pay maximum $10.44 for a single return ticket and $81 for a return monthly pass.
  • There should be two catamaran like 350 person ferries

Read the study overview to learn more about the possibility of a West Shore passenger ferry.

See all the steps and background information on the West Shore Passenger Ferry Demand Website.

Royal Roads University MBA student, Jonathan Calderwood conducted this study in cooperation between Black Ball Ferry Line, Royal Roads University’s School of Business and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce.

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