WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT METRO VANCOUVER

we are Growing. Quickly.

2.5 million

living here in 2016*

3.4 million

595,000

living here by 2041

more jobs in 2041**

*Data from 2016 Census

**Compared to 2006 figures

GROWTH REQUIRES INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT...

THE ECONOMY

$119 billion

region GDP*

3.9%

GDP growth 2013-17**

$6.5 billion

GDP contribution by Pacific Gateway Transportation⁺

70%

of total growth expected to be in an urban centre or along the frequent transit network⁺

$500mn - 1 bn

estimated cost of congestion in Metro Vancouver⁺⁺

*GVBOT Economic Scorecard 2016

**GVBOT Economic Scorecard 2018

⁺TransLink RTS Backgrounder #4

⁺⁺CD Howe Institute 2015 figures

BUT, MORE

IMPORTANTLY

It improves our

Quality of Life

public transit

walking

cycling

LOWER BODY MASS INDEX

MORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

BETTER REPORTED HEALTH*

STRONGER REPORTED SENSE OF COMMUNITY*

*Among cyclists and walkers

All data from Vancouver Coastal Health

BETTER PLANNING HELPS US TAKE CARE OF WHERE WE LIVE

37%

of regional emissions come from on-road transportation

25%

of regional emissions come from buildings

improving how we move and design our region can reduce this

INFRASTRUCTURE MUST ALSO WITHSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE & NATURAL DISASTERS

sea level rise

wildfires

seismic activity

disease outbreak

All data from Metro Vancouver.

HOW DO WE PAY FOR TRANSIT ACROSS THE REGION

9.8% GOVT TRANSFERS

OTHER 1.7%

35% FARES

TAXES 48.6%

TransLink's 2017

Year-End Financial Report - Revenues

$2 billion

from the Government of Canada towards Phase 2 projects

$2.5 billion

from the Government of BC towards

Phase 2 projects

FUNDING FOR THE 10-YEAR VISION

All data from TransLink.

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