Your Insights on the Impact of the Port Mann Bridge Toll

Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied (65%) with the new Port Mann Bridge, but remain divided on bridge tolls (51% in favour / 45% opposed) and plan to change their travel behaviour to avoid the toll. Vancouver, BC – A fresh Insights West online survey of 583 Metro Vancouver residents conducted the week following the opening… Read more »

Your Insights on Separated Bike Lanes in Vancouver

Three-in-five Metro Vancouver residents support the bike lane initiative, and seven-in-ten would endorse the implementation of a bicycle sharing system, similar to the ones currently in place in London, Paris and Montreal. Vancouver, BC – Almost three years have passed since the City of Vancouver introduced separated bike lanes in certain areas of the municipality,… Read more »

Your Insights on Funding for TransLink

Just two-thirds of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents (66%) are aware of TransLink’s current budget issue. A significant majority (72%) are in favour of TransLink acquiring new funding (39% support new funding alone and 33% reducing some services and acquiring some new funding). Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 441… Read more »

Your Insights on Coal Exports in Metro Vancouver

  Residents believe the proposal to expand Fraser Surrey docks will bring economic benefits, but also voice serious environmental concerns. Vancouver, BC – A proposal to increase coal exports from Metro Vancouver through a new transfer facility has clearly divided residents. A new Insights West survey has found that half of residents across Metro Vancouver… Read more »

A Year Later, Residents Still Oppose Port Mann Toll But Keep Using Bridge

One-in-four residents are driving over the bridge less often than they did a year ago, while almost half of frequent users rely on it as they always have. Vancouver, BC –The Port Mann Bridge toll, which is scheduled to increase in January, is still a divisive issue in Metro Vancouver, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

A Third of British Columbians Call for Higher Speed Limit

There is little appetite across the province, or among drivers, to bring back photo radar. Vancouver, BC – A sizeable proportion of British Columbians feel it is time to implement a higher speed limit on the province’s highways, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with Black Press has found. The online survey of… Read more »

Yes Still Ahead, But Metro Vancouverites Confused About Plebiscite

Only 36% of residents have enough information on exactly which projects will take place in their community if the vote is successful. Vancouver, BC – Support for the Yes side in the Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite continues to be soft, as a large proportion of residents acknowledge having little information about what will… Read more »

Two thirds of residents believe Metro Vancouver is not a leader in offering transportation choices

The majority of residents surveyed (60%) support a new, affordable sedan car service that would meet provincial regulations. Vancouver, BC – A new survey, Metro Vancouver Attitudes to Transportation Options, commissioned by Ripe, a Vancouver-based company proposing to offer mid-level luxury car-for-hire service accessed and validated through smart technology applications, reveals that while the majority… Read more »

Tepid Support for Yes in Metro Vancouver Transit Vote

A third of residents say they will “probably” vote Yes, while one-in-four are “definitely” voting No. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver are offering lukewarm support for a Yes vote in next year’s Transportation and Transit Referendum, a new Insights West poll has found. In the first public survey conducted since the introduction of… Read more »

Most Commutes Are Pleasant, But Some British Columbians Struggle

Commuters who drive despise bad behaviour and traffic, while transit users are dissatisfied with overcrowding and wait times. Vancouver, BC – While most British Columbians who commute on weekdays are satisfied with their experience, three-in-four would like to work from home more often, a new Insights West poll conducted for BC Business has found. In… Read more »