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This presentation was delivered at the "Moving in a Liveable Region" coalition meeting on March 14, 2014.

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  • Moving in a Livable Region March 14, 2014 What kind of transportation do we want and how do we want to pay for it? 2012 Urban Futures Survey www.urbanfuturessurvey.com Ken Cameron, FCIP, RPP kdcameron@kdcameron.com Jacint Simon, Urban Studies Masters Candidate, SFU jsimon@sfu.ca
  • Definition of Terms “PlaceSpeak” · A Vancouver-based social enterprise in which Ken Cameron is a director and investor · An online, interactive consultation platform that allows proponents (municipalities, utilities, developers) to sponsor consultation topics and receive feedback from citizens who can voluntarily participate at no cost to them “Urban Futures Survey” · A comprehensive survey of public attitudes in Greater Vancouver developed by the late Dr. Walter Hardwick · Conducted in 1973, 1990 and 2012 · 2012 survey was a research project of PlaceSpeak conducted with a grant from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the Cities of North Vancouver and Surrey, TransLink and Vancity
  • Ranking Challenges Challenges 2012 1990 1973 Change 1990-2012 Provision of health care 1 3 9 +2 Traffic congestion 2 7 6 +5 Homelessness 3 NOT ASKED NOT ASKED NA Increasing housing supply 4 8 8 +4 Air pollution from industry 5 1 1 -4 Water pollution from industry 6 2 2 -4 Air pollution from cars 7 4 3 -3
  • Traffic congestion and commuting experience Net Agreement = total agreement - total disagreement -40 -20 0 20 40 60 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows “I frequently experience severe traffic congestion.” 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows “Getting to work is no particular problem for me.”
  • Ranking Policy Issues (11 total) The residents of the region do not support the idea of easing congestion by building more roads. Issues 2012 1990 1973 Change 1990-2012 Expanding the public transit system 1 5 2 +4 Making more efficient use of present transportation 2 3 3 +1 Promoting comprehensive community planning 3 6 5 +3 Preserving the natural environment 4 1 1 -3 Improving highway transportation 9 9 10 0
  • 54 issue statements ranked #1 “Diversified forms of transportation, such as street cars and light rail, should be encouraged.” #7 “An expanded public transit system is the best way to solve Metro Vancouver's transportation problem.” #13 “Both public transit and highways will be essential to Metro Vancouver in the future.” #18 “People should pay less when using public transportation at off-peak times. #21 “The first task of improving transportation in Metro Vancouver is to make better use of existing transit facilities.” #24 “Bicycle use would increase if designated routes were expanded,” #33 “The private motor vehicle is essential to our sense of freedom,” #54 “There is no real traffic problem in the Metro Vancouver area.” Explanatory note: if a statement is ranked #54 (last in the ranking), it means that the vast majority of respondents disagree with that statement.
  • “Both public transit and highways will be essential to Metro Vancouver in the future.” Net Agreement = total agreement - total disagreement 40 50 60 70 80 90 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Regional Differences 40 50 60 70 80 90 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 Over 75 Generational Differences
  • “The private motor vehicle is essential to our sense of freedom.” Net Agreement = total agreement - total disagreement -40 -20 0 20 40 60 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Regional Differences -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 Over 75 Generational Differences
  • Transportation Preferences 1990 ● Prepared to pay more for transit ● Preference for transit over roads ● User pay principle preferred ● All taxation methods rejected ● General taxation methods were strongly rejected
  • 2012 - User pay principle supported; property tax strongly rejected 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 Property Tax Gasoline Tax Transit Fares Vehicle Licensing Fees Vehicle Sales Tax Road or Bridge Tolls Parking Fees Transit Funding Options in Metro Vancouver (Percent of approval for each funding option)
  • Regional Differences in Support for Funding Options 25 35 45 55 65 75 85 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Approval for Gasoline Tax 25 35 45 55 65 75 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Approval for Road or Bridge Tolls 25 35 45 55 65 75 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Approval for Vehicle Licensing Fees 25 35 45 55 65 75 85 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows Approval for Transit Fares
  • “Rank, in order of preference, the issues that you personally feel most urgently require government action.” Transportation 30% Housing affordability 27% Preservation of green spaces 12% Job creation 8% K-12 education 7% Loss of rental housing stock 5% Rising property taxes 5% Changing appearance of neighbourhoods 2% In-migration from outside the Metro Vancouver area 2% More recreational facilities 1%
  • Darker areas represent higher urgency for transportation. http://placespeak.com/ufs2012map/
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  • Moving in a Livable Region March 14, 2014 What kind of transportation do we want and how do we want to pay for it? 2012 Urban Futures Survey www.urbanfuturessurvey.com Ken Cameron, FCIP, RPP kdcameron@kdcameron.com Jacint Simon, Urban Studies Masters Candidate, SFU jsimon@sfu.ca