The following is a revised account of city population and the type of transit used; metro or light rail.
With Vancouver’s low population density, makes one wonder why the transportation authority and politicians only look at light-metro for transit solutions.
World City Rankings – 2 – Asia – view
The top 31 No Asian cities, population 5 to 33m
Ranking from 1 to 66 in the world
1. Most population densities exceed 5,000/km 2
2. Most cities have;
a: Heavy Rail metros
c: Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or ART, LRT or RTS
World City Ranking – view 2
- World cities, ranking No 160 to 251, by population
- Population in range 1.78 to 2.75m
- Vancouver is ranked No 173
- Population densities lower with a number of exceptions
- Higher No of LRT/Tramways/Streetcars
- Lower No of Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros
I leave the reader to form his or her own conclusions, however I concur:-
- Higher population density, Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros are supportable
- Lower population density, Heavy Rail, Grade separated, subways & ART/MRT/RTS metros are not supported and @grade/street running LRT/Tramways/Streetcars are viable
It is also to be concluded that, Vancouver politicians see their city in the same league as Seoul, Manila, Shanghai, Jakarta, Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur; indeed an Asian city and closer to Asia rather than the rest of Canada, the US & Europe.