Victoria – Victorians for Transportation Choice (VTC), six groups working for better transportation solutions for all, has released candidate responses to our sustainable transportation questionnaire. The responses include candidate positions on keeping Government Street a pedestrian priority zone, accelerating work on Victoria’s all ages and abilities bike network, and creating more bus lanes.
“Victorians for Transportation Choice represents people in Victoria who want their transportation options to be safe and convenient, while rapidly reducing the carbon pollution that drives the climate crisis,” said Tom Hackney, VTC spokesperson and Victoria Chapter Co-Chair of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. “We urge the people of Victoria to review the candidate responses so they can vote for the transportation future they want.”
“Many candidates are ready to reallocate more road space to bus lanes, to make public transit faster and more reliable” said Eric Doherty of the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria. “Like the residents of Victoria, the candidates have differing views on how much priority to give transit, walking and cycling.”
The VTC’s member groups – Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition; Greater Victoria Placemaking Network; BC Sustainable Energy Association; Walk On, Victoria; Island Transformations Organization and Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria – want our community to shift to more transit, walking and biking, as a means to meet transportation needs, while improving livability, and reducing carbon pollution and other harm.
Five of the nine remaining candidates provided answers as of publication. All candidates’ answers, including those that answer later, are available at http://www.transportchoicevictoria.ca. VTC will not be endorsing any candidates.
Tom Hackney, Victoria Chapter Co-Chair, BC Sustainable Energy Association, tom.hackney [at] bcsea.org
Eric Doherty, Spokesperson, Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria, eric [at] ecoplanning.ca
Eric Diller, President, Island Transformations Organization, eric4941 [at] yahoo.com