Does the City of Mississauga need More Car Pool Lots? A Geographic Information Systems Analysis using QGIS Software
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Traffic congestion is a common issue in many cities across the nation. It is no doubt that the rapidly increasing population and the reliance on automobiles have played a pivotal role in this problem. As Ontario’s third largest city, traffic congestion in Mississauga has become a prominent issue. From 2006 to 2011, the city experienced a 6.7% population increase, hence the 2011 population of 713,443 increased by 44,884 residents from 668,559 in 2006 (City of Mississauga). Traffic congestion in the city of Mississauga, as well as other cities have various negative implications for the population, which include environmental, social, and health concerns and thus this report will discuss how this problem can be relieved. Because there are various negative implications as a result of this congestion, the city has taken the appropriate steps in order to tackle this issue. This report will mainly be looking at the addition of carpool lots in order to decrease some of the large amount of traffic within the city.
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