In an effort to find out more about Metro Vancouverites’ experiences during their daily commutes, we asked you all to tell us what you like about our transportation system; what you don’t like; and what needs to change.
There were a lot of very interesting results! Here are a few of them:
- 53% of respondents said it takes them 30 minutes or longer to commute one-way
- 33% of respondents said it takes them 40 minutes or longer to commute one-way—that’s nearly 1.5 hours of commuting every day!
- 58% of respondents who drive said they would commute by transit if service to their neighbourhood was more reliable
- 77% of respondents would support increased investment in Skytrain, subway, and/or light rail transit (LRT)
- 59% of respondents would support increased investment in bus, SeaBus, and/or HandyDART service
- 56% of respondents would support increased investment in bicycle paths, pedestrian, and/or walking infrastructure
- 90% of respondents who drive underestimated their monthly costs of owning a car… check out the real costs!
The top two reasons given for investing in regional transportation infrastructure were:
Investing in regional transportation infrastructure will help meet future needs of the growing population expected for the region.
Investing in regional transportation infrastructure will reduce travel times for all transportation modes, so people have more time for other priorities.
When asked to identify their greatest concerns for Metro Van in the face of the possibility of declining transit service, respondents said:
I won’t be able to get around as easily (68%)
With more car use there will be more air and carbon pollution (68%)
Metro Vancouver will not be able to sustain its growing population (66%)
And, how many Metro Vancouverites know there will be a referendum on transportation funding?
- 50% of respondents indicated that they didn’t know or were only vaguely aware of the upcoming transportation referendum!
For more information on the survey methodology, please refer to movinginalivableregion.ca/survey-results.