Public Transport initiatives took a beating, against all logic and seemingly despite broad support. While Urbanful points the finger at Millenials not getting out the vote we shouldn’t forget that millennial are only one part of the equation. Voter apathy, especially among the more educated and informed citzenry, was very high. Maybe, just maybe, its more than just an issue?
So what explains the surprising defeat? It likely has something to do with the disconnect between millennials stated priorities and their commitment to bringing these to the voting booth. (Urbanful)
Breaking the dependence on single occupant transportation will require all voters understand the very real but hidden cost of single occupant transportation. We need to put a dollar value to the social costs request that users fully pay for the services received just as we request public transport users do.