Time ticks along and the 2018 Vancouver civic election on October 20 is not so far away.
Long ago, Price Tags did some analysis of candidate statements to find what issues were top of mind then. Housing was the top issue that drove them.
Well, it’s now time for the public to weigh in via a Main Street Research poll. With thanks to Charles Gauthier (@DowntownCharles) and Global News Hour.
Housing gets a lot of attention, as it should. It’s a terrible crisis unless you’re a lucky landowner. Too bad otherwise.
And look at the Kinder Morgan pipeline’s prominence (all to the good of Kennedy Stewart and Shauna Sylvester). But NPA’s Ken Sim would apparently not touch the issue, since it’s not within the city’s jurisdiction.
Together, these two issues get 54% of the public’s votes.
But one has to wonder about a mayoral candidate who puts hot-button focus onto dear old, dead old bike lanes. Really. Is this a mayoral level of judgement? My guess is that people are happy with the bike lanes we have, and with the rate of installation of new ones, and the plans for more.