...in commute time, that is. According to Today's Article the average commute distance in Ottawa is 8.7 km. My commute is 52 km. Each way. Apparently, Ottawa has one of the longest average commute distances in Canada, but one of the shortest commute time.
Also, from the article, Ottawa-Gatineau has the fewest driving commuters. Instead people take the bus, or bike, or walk. I can see why. Driving in downtown Ottawa sucks! Too many one-way streets. Too many "No Left Turn" intersections that make no apparent sense. Highway exits that you can only get to going in one direction.
It also turns out Ottawa is one of Canada's healthiest cities. I noticed that right away when I moved here from Sault Ste. Marie. A lot of people walk/run/inline-skate along the canal.
Oddly enough, the Quebec Outaouais region is the most obese region of Quebec.