Election 2011 Questions

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Letter to Council Candidates

The following letter was sent to all candidates for Mayor and Council:

Dear Candidate

All three North Shore municipalities have fairly progressive strategic transportation plans, which support the goals of increasing citizen health through active transportation including cycling and walking as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The North Shore chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is interested to find out more about your position on cycling in the community you might represent as an elected municipal councillor. Your answers will be made available to our members as they make their voting decisions over the next three weeks. We may also gather aggregate statistics based on your answers for publication in the North Shore newspapers.

We request you send this questionnaire back, completed to hdrugge@gmail.com by November 1, 2011.

Thank-you for taking the time to answer our questions.

North Shore Chapter
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

  1. What modes of transportation do you normally use within Metro Vancouver? Do you ever use a bike for transportation in your municipality?
  2. How would you support and encourage cycling for transportation to promote healthy and livable communities?
  3. Do you think the current level of funding for cycling in your municipality is adequate?
  4. What would you do to ensure a sustainable and adequate source of cycling funding during your term in office?
  5. What is your level of interest in a public bike-share system integrated with the transit system?
  6. What role do you think the municipality has in supporting and promoting cycling education for children, cyclists and motorists?
  7. How can residents and the VACC North Shore Committee provide useful, systematic input and feedback on cycling in the District of North Vancouver now that the District does no longer participate in the Joint Bicycle Advisory Committee? (Note: This question was only sent to DNV candidates)

About the VACC

Formed in 1998, the VACC advocates for better conditions for cyclists and the removal of barriers to cycling in the Vancouver area. The VACC represents the basic community need for sustainable and appropriate urban transportation. The objectives of the VACC are consistent with the Liveable Region Strategic Plan and consistent with cities that have aspirations to be the model for progressive urban development in the 21st Century. VACC achieves its objectives by meeting with governing agencies at all levels, writing well-researched, proactive letters and reports, working constructively with the media, and encouraging more people to cycle more often. For more information and to join, visit vacc.bc.ca.

Letter to School Trustee Candidates

The following letter was sent to all candidates for School Trustee:

Dear School Trustee Candidate:

All three North Shore municipalities have fairly progressive strategic transportation plans, which support the goals of increasing citizen health through active transportation including cycling and walking as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The North Shore chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is interested to find out more about your position on cycling and schools in the community you would represent as an elected school trustee. Your answers will be made available to our members as they make their voting decisions over the next three weeks. We may also gather aggregate statistics based on your answers for publication in the North Shore newspapers.

We request you send this questionnaire back, completed to hdrugge@gmail.com by November 1, 2011. Thank-you for taking the time to answer our questions.

North Shore Chapter
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

  1. What modes of transportation do you normally use within Metro Vancouver?
  2. How would you support and encourage parents and children to cycle to school to promote healthy and livable communities?
  3. What role do you think the school board has in supporting and promoting cycling education and training for children?

About the VACC

Formed in 1998, the VACC advocates for better conditions for cyclists and the removal of barriers to cycling in the Vancouver area. The VACC represents the basic community need for sustainable and appropriate urban transportation. The VACC also has a Bike to School program offering bike skills workshops for elementary and secondary school students and the annual Bike to School Week event. For more information and to join, visit vacc.bc.ca.


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