Transportation Solutions

Outlined below are the results of Think City's Dream Vancouver survey
of 2,513 citizens and the three major civic parties – Coalition of
Progressive Electors (COPE), the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) and
Vision Vancouver – on five transportation solutions. The survey was
conducted between July 20 and October 31, 2008.

Transportation Policy Option #1: The city should reallocate road space currently dedicated to private automobiles to other methods of transportation (e.g., bikes, pedestrians, public transit, taxis).

  • Public Response: 50.6% Strongly Agree, 30.6% Agree, 9.5% Disagree, 4.2% Strongly Disagree, 5.0% Don't Know
  • Civic Party Response: Strongly Agree - COPE, Vision; Agree - NPA

Transportation Policy Option #2: The city should create a free, public transit system separate from TransLink to service the downtown area, including Chinatown, Gastown, the Downtown Eastside, Yaletown, Coal Harbour and the West End.

  • Public Response: 40.3% Strongly Agree, 25.6% Agree, 16.9% Disagree, 7.2% Strongly Disagree, 10.1% Don't Know
  • Civic Party Response: Strongly Agree - COPE, Vision; Strongly Disagree - NPA

Transportation Policy Option #3: The city should improve cycling infrastructure (e.g., creating more bike routes, bike lanes that are separated from automobile lanes, parking, storage, more bike racks on busses or cyclist access to SkyTrain during rush hours).

  • Public Response: 60.0% Strongly Agree, 33.5% Agree, 3.1% Disagree, 1.7% Strongly Disagree, 1.7% Don't Know
  • Civic Party Response: Strongly Agree - COPE, NPA, Vision

Transportation Policy Option #4: The city should explore alternatives for pedestrians and cyclists on the Burrard Street Bridge. These alternative solutions could include a separate pedestrian/cycle bridge over False Creek and/or converting lanes on the existing bridge to cycle lanes.

  • Public Response: 43.5% Strongly Agree, 34.9% Agree, 8.9% Disagree, 4.8% Strongly Disagree, 7.9% Don't Know
  • Civic Party Response: Strongly Agree - COPE, Vision; Disagree - NPA

Transportation Policy Option #5: The city should create a citizen-led Transportation Advisory Committee to advocate for better transportation options in Vancouver and the region.

  • Public Response: 46.5% Strongly Agree, 35.1% Agree, 8.4% Disagree, 2.4% Strongly Disagree, 7.5% Don't Know
  • Civic Party Response: Strongly Agree - COPE, Vision; Agree - NPA