Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Infographic: What would you do with $300 per year?

One of the interesting things about the upcoming transportation and transit plebiscite is that people will be voting yes to raise the PST in Metro Vancouver by 0.5% to pay for better transit and roads. Now intuitively you’d think it would mean more money out of your pocket. Interesting enough by voting yes, you’ll actually be putting money into your pocket. Building better transit and improving our roads will cut the time it takes your to get around. As they say, time is money. But besides time savings, there is actual savings to be had a well.

If you drive your car, you’ll actually save real money just because there is less congestion. If you can get rid of your car or drive less, you could save thousands of dollars per year. What would you do with that money?

I put together this infographic, based on some of the information contained in the recently released report “Household Cost Savings From the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan.” If you can switch to using transit, the saving are even larger.

Select graphic to enlarge.


Anonymous said...

Yes, but will we get better bus service in Langley, wev'e only been waiting decades, the bus service here is so poor compared to Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond etc. Transit seems to concentrate on the other side of the Fraser and that needs to change now. Also I believe every bridge in the lower mainland should be tolled 50 cents to a $1. not just the bridges crossing the Fraser.

Nathan Pachal said...

Yes, we will get more buses, bus rapid transit, and light rail.