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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

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 =

39% of traffic =

Source: BPRI interviews

of ~15,000 drivers in July

2007 and February 2008.


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


Southbound Traffic vs. Exchange Rate


Southbound Traffic vs. Exchange Rate


Asian Indians per 10,000 Persons2000 & 2001 Census Data


Trade via

Truck + Rail

Through

Blaine

Grouped by

2-digit HTS code,

2009, USBTS

US Exports

US Imports


Washington State Trade with Canada

Source:

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


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:


BPRI 2009 Field Data: O & D Patterns of Trucks


BPRI 2009 Field Data: Trucks

Southbound Pacific Highway


BPRI 2009 Field Data: Trucks

Northbound Pacific Highway


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!

BPRI publications are available at

www.wwu.edu/bpri

David Davidson

[email protected]

360-650-2642


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