Vancouver is over 60% single-family housing and roads
Jens von Bergmann has run the numbers on land use in various municipalities in Metro Vancouver.Land Use, Roads (and Parking). Mountain Doodles. Jens von Bergmann (2016-02-29). The City of Vancouver in particular has lot of land tied up in streets and detached housing.
|single-family detached houses and duplexes||34.0%|
|roads and right-of-way||28.1%|
|recreation, open space, and natural areas||15.2%|
|low-rise apartments (residential or mixed-use)||4.1%|
|high-rise apartments (residential or mixed-use)||1.9%|
Because the City of Vancouver has so little area left undeveloped, any proposals for new housing, schools, parks, stores, and so forth will displace some existing use of the land.