The West Vancouver Community Stakeholders — a group of local citizens who aim to hold the council accountable by ensuring locals are well informed on all decisions — commissioned international pollster, Angus Reid Global, to conduct a telephone survey of randomly selected West Vancouver residents.
The results show that the majority of those polled are not satisfied with the current state of affairs at West Vancouver District Hall, says a press release issued by the group.
Chief among the core issues for West Vancouver residents is improving traffic congestion. There were 76% opposed to designated bus lanes along the Ambleside/Dundarave corridor. Any thoughts of having the newly named “Rapid Bus” go beyond Park Royal is a non-starter for the residents of West Vancouver.
When asked about increasing West Vancouver population by constructing high-density condos and apartment buildings, the results showed that 67% were against it.
For the five additional floors at the Gateway Residences (the former White Spot site), 72% were against adding five floors.
These results clearly shows that the vast majority of the residents do not want an increase in density at this time, says the press release.
46% of those surveyed do not feel that the Mayor and Council are listening to the concerns of those that elected them.
The Angus Reid Global conducted the telephone survey from September 6 to 11, 2019 among a representative randomised sample of 408 West Vancouver adult residents.
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