A new survey breaks down how Metro Vancouver ended up with a “no” result in the transportation plebiscite.
Shachi Kurl with the Angus Reid Institute says, ‘Yes’ voters tended to be younger, while ‘No’ voters were older.
“We found that “yes” voters tended to be younger, and tended to take transit more often. So, the pain point for them, on transit, was much higher than for the “no” voter, who tended to be older than 34 years of age, and tended not to be taking transit or dealing long commutes.”
Kurl says, the majority of ‘no’ voters also agreed…
“They did not feel TransLink could be trusted with the extra funds that they were going to be receiving as a result of a sales tax being implemented.”
A notion Interim TransLink CEO Doug Allen has rejected.
“People made a decision based on how they were feeling about TransLink. That was something that ultimately motivated ‘no’ voters.”
Just over half of people surveyed felt the whole referendum was a bad idea.