Transit Referendum Round-up
image from UBC HR
With one week to go until the close of voting for the transit plebiscite, have you gotten your ballot in?
Here on the VPSN Blog, we’ve had a slew of posts in support of the YES vote. Need a refresher or want to pass this along to a friend who’s on the fence? Why not check out:
- The VPSN’s official stance on the plebiscite vote – “Effective, enjoyable public spaces promote human connection; they are physically safe and supportive for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities.”
- A comprehensive (but not exhaustive!) list of what the voting yes will do for you, including 2,700 kilometres of bikeways, better connections to transit through pedestrian improvements, and maintaining and upgrading Major Road Networks.
- Delve into the many ways the yes vote will cut congestion and improve access for everyone, including seniors and people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Into lists? Here are six reasons why voting yes is good for your health.
- This reflection on where the infamous Trans Am Totem and the transit referendum intersect.
- Alignments between human-scale streets and public transit, and how this ultimately supports businesses and reduces costs for all – “…having public transportation embedded into human-scale streets reduces costs even further, as human-scale streets require less infrastructure such as electrical lines and sewage, and fire and ambulance services have less area to monitor.”