Through its high scores in education and entrepreneurship, the maritime city takes top honours in the work theme. When normalized for area and population, Moncton has the highest number of post-secondary institutions and the highest count of post-secondary students. It comes out on top with the highest secondary school graduation rate, and has the highest youth full time jobs as a percentage of total employment. In affordability, it has the lowest cost monthly transit pass, and the third lowest cost rental housing.
Moncton ranks the lowest on the city's walkability score and is described as a car-dependent city, meaning most errands in the city require a car. Building up the city closer to residential areas would help reduce car-dependency
Moncton has the 2nd oldest city council. At the same time, the city is only middle of the road when it comes to the size of its youth advisory board. By increasing the size of the board, the city would encourage politically-minded youth to enter local politics and remain engaged in the part of the conversation for the long term. This long term youth engagement would bring down the age of council and help ensure the voices of local youth are taken seriously.
The city of Moncton does not have any dedicated public transportation, or transit that doesn't share a lane with other transit - that is, trains, trams, subways, bus rapid transit. It also doesn't have a public bike sharing program, and only 5 kilometers of municipal bike paths. This means that all public transportation and bicycles share the road with cars on most city roads. A positive first step would be to expand the city's network of bike lanes, which will likely encourage more people to bike, increasing the demand for a public bike sharing program.
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