2012 Urban Futures Survey Presentation: Mayors' Council April 25. 2014

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2012 Urban Futures Survey Presentation: Mayors' Council April 25. 2014

  1. 1. Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation April 29, 2014 2012 Urban Futures Survey: What kind of transportation do we want and how do we want to pay for it? www.urbanfuturessurvey.com Ken Cameron, FCIP, RPP kdcameron@kdcameron.com Jacint Simon, Urban Studies Masters Candidate, SFU jsimon@sfu.ca
  2. 2. Definition of Terms “PlaceSpeak”  Vancouver-based social enterprise - 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 participate voluntarily at no cost “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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. “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%
  5. 5. 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… “I frequently experience severe traffic congestion.” 0 20 40 60 80 Vancouver Surrey, White Rock Burnaby, New West Richmond, Delta Port Moody, Coquitlam North Shore Langley Maple Ridge, Pitt… “Getting to work is no particular problem for me.”
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. “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… 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
  8. 8. “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… 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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 support for each funding option)
  11. 11. Summary  Transportation (ie. transit) is the top concern  Public receptive to user pay; opposed to general taxation, especially property tax  Key will be the “value proposition:” “what will I get and how much will it cost me?”
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  13. 13. Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation April 29, 2014 2012 Urban Futures Survey: What kind of transportation do we want and how do we want to pay for it? www.urbanfuturessurvey.com Ken Cameron, FCIP, RPP kdcameron@kdcameron.com Jacint Simon, Urban Studies Masters Candidate, SFU jsimon@sfu.ca
  14. 14. Survey Characteristics • 1407 respondents representing 8 sub-regions or 22 municipalities. • The margin of error is +/- 3.1 at the 95% significance level. • The survey data was reweighted by gender distribution and geographical location. • Angus McAllister of McAllister Opinion Research compiled the survey data. Ian McKinnon of Pacific Issues Partners, and Chair, National Statistics Council reviewed the Technical Report. • 82% of respondents voted in 2011 Municipal Elections

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