Monday, November 3, 2014

Municipal election 2014: Vote to Bike!

HUB asked candidates across Metro Vancouver two questions related to cycling. Both Maple Ridge (69%) and Pitt Meadows (92%) had high response rates compared to other Metro Vancouver municipalities.

The first question was specific to each community:

In the case of Maple Ridge:
"Do you agree that it's absolutely critical that we start to apply the principles of Smart Growth not only in the Town Core, but within the urban boundary, so that we can build a healthier, more sustainable community where people are much less car-dependent?"

Pitt Meadows:
"Do you agree that we need to more to facilitate alternative modes of transportation - transit, walking and cycling, as per the Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan - to help prevent future gridlock in our communities and that 'all ages and abilities' cycling is part of the solution?"

The second question was the same for all municipalities:

"Would you vote in favour of infrastructure investments that close the gaps in the municipal and regional cycling network so it is well connected and allows people to travel safely by bicycle?"

Check out the responses from candidates here.

School trustee responses are in too, but will be published later this week.

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