Michael Mortensen posted the work of Jens Von Bergmann on his blog, The Liveable City.
“Jens ran some 2011 census data to give us some idea of the population density within 800 metres for SkyTrain stations (including the Canada Line). His very interesting results are found here on his “Mountain Doodles” blog: see Link .”
Population within 400- and 800-metre radius
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I would never have believed that the 29th-Avenue Station would be almost in the Top Ten, with Nanaimo not that far behind. They seem amongst the most suburban of settings, and are typically mentioned when critics point to the absence of appropriate transit-oriented development.
Here’s an illustration of 29th-Avenue 800 metres out, done by Michael in his blog (along with all the other station areas).