March 7, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE
ELECT CHERNEN – AS NPA CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR CAMPAIGN – ANNOUNCES
TRANSPORTATION “100 DAY” REVIEW PROPOSAL & PLEDGES
As I seek to become the Mayoral candidate for the NPA I will continue to share information and personal election promises which you can view @ chernen.com
TRANSPORTATION “100 DAY” REVIEW PROPOSAL & PLEDGES (March 7, 2018)
If elected as Mayor,
- I PLEDGE to do everything in my power to REMOVE THE SEPARATED BIKE LANE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION IMPEDIMENTS IN AND AROUND THE VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL and nearby essential health services facilities,
- I PLEDGE to do everything in my power to HALT THE VIADUCTS REMOVAL and land disposal plan and prevent East Vancouver from turning into a parking lot,
- I PLEDGE to do everything in my power to have POINT GREY ROAD REOPENED as a public transportation route, if the majority of the public desires such a reopening. (pt.#3 Edited March 8, 2018)
- I PLEDGE to do everything in my power to RESTORE THE RECENTLY REMOVED YALETOWN PARKING, and other harmful parking decisions recently implemented by the City,
- I PLEDGE to do everything in my power to REDUCE TRANSPORTATION IMPEDIMENTS to businesses and residents by being responsive to their needs,
- As I would with all City contracting, I PLEDGE to fairly CONDUCT ALL TRANSPORT CONTRACTING IN AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT MANNER.
CURRENT TRANSPORTATION SITUATION
It has become increasingly difficult for many businesses to operate due to recently implemented City of Vancouver transportation decisions. Combined with punishing taxes, it is just too much for them and they need our help. Commuting times, idle times, and delivery times are increasing because of City Hall failures. We need to return some of our transportation routes back to the businesses, students, delivery drivers, public transit who rely upon them. Together we must repair the bad transportation policies which have weakened local businesses. A healthy local economy and a smoothly flowing transportation system is essential to the viability, success, and vibrancy of our small businesses and communities, and is better for our environment.
TRANSPORTATION “100” DAY REVIEW
If elected as Mayor, I will put the transportation practices of Vancouver under a 100 day emergency review process. We will see neighbourhoods take a lead role in this effort so we can support our communities and businesses. With true public engagement, we would closely examine the designs of newly proposed bicycle routes, adding bicycle routes, new bicycles/pedestrian crossings, the needs for a Viaducts seismic upgrade, tram systems, subways, curb extensions, one way streets, rental bicycle program, and more.
Sincerely, Glen Chernen
More info available at chernen.com