Climate Change & Travel
Source: Australia's Cycling Promotion Fund
To be clear, I do not expect the DSBRT's goal is to replace every single car owned by residents who already live in the area.
This is about preventing an increase in local traffic from new developments and city growth. With developments coming to areas like Markham/Ellesmere and the Highland Creek Village, condominiums often have parking requirements set by our city to meet. Part of the reason why local residents may oppose these developments is due to the assumption that "new neighbours = more cars on streets = more traffic inside/around neighbourhoods".
With the DSBRT in close proximity to many development sites like the condo project on Markham & Ellesmere, this provides a valid reason for the city council to put in preventative measures such as reducing parking lot requirements so development to address the housing crisis can continue but still mitigate local traffic congestions from more cars, SUVs and other personal vehicles that cannot be controlled by the city (unlike with bus transit, where routes and stop locations can be modified).