It doesn't matter what you and I think, what matters is what the municipalities think.
A #1 ranking doesn't make Victoria's City Hall stop and think, we need to fix the roads, because livability is starting to fall. It reinforces that investing less in roads has no negative impact on livability. Survey said so.
There is absolutely an impact here, from surveys published by highly reputable organizations. The Renters dot com ones etc. don't mean anything.
I do not think you are right... And yeah it matters what you and I think... The just talked about road maintenance more than ever yesterday. No one said we are #1 let's relax on the roads.