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Vancouver’s Dominance of Trade & Travel Through the Cascade Gateway. David Davidson Border Policy Research Institute November 8, 2012. Cascade Gateway, BC-WA. Cascade Gateway. BPRI Intercept Surveys. Trip Purposes at the Cascade Gateway, by Residence of Traveler, 2007. 61% of traffic =

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Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Vancouver’s Dominance of Trade & Travel Through the Cascade Gateway

David Davidson

Border Policy Research Institute

November 8, 2012


Cascade gateway bc wa

Cascade Gateway, BC-WA


Cascade gateway

Cascade Gateway


Bpri intercept surveys

BPRI Intercept Surveys


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Trip Purposes at the

Cascade Gateway, by Residence of Traveler, 2007

61% of traffic =

39% of traffic =

Source: BPRI interviews

of ~15,000 drivers in July

2007 and February 2008.


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Statistics Canada.


Southbound traffic vs exchange rate

Southbound Traffic vs. Exchange Rate


Southbound traffic vs exchange rate1

Southbound Traffic vs. Exchange Rate


Asian indians per 10 000 persons 2000 2001 census data

Asian Indians per 10,000 Persons2000 & 2001 Census Data


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Trade via

Truck + Rail

Through

Blaine

Grouped by

2-digit HTS code,

2009, USBTS

US Exports

US Imports


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Washington State Trade with Canada

Source:

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

Trade via Truck + Rail Through Blaine

State of Origin/Destination, 2009, USBTS data

US Exports

US Imports

Proportion of goods stream associated with given state:


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

BPRI 2009 Field Data: O & D Patterns of Trucks


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

BPRI 2009 Field Data: Trucks

Southbound Pacific Highway


Vancouver s dominance of trade travel through the cascade gateway

BPRI 2009 Field Data: Trucks

Northbound Pacific Highway


More evidence of the gorilla

More evidence of the “gorilla”…

  • Bellingham Costco has milk sales higher than any other

  • Gasoline sales at Bellingham Costco are among the top 5 in the U.S.

  • 70+ percent of boardings at Bellingham airport are Canadians


Thank you

Thank You!

BPRI publications are available at

www.wwu.edu/bpri

David Davidson

[email protected]

360-650-2642


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