Tag Archives: Gregor Robertson

End of Blacktop Politics – Peak Car Use in Vancouver

For the past 40 years, the car has been king and BC politicians have been promising shiny, new (and expensive) highways, bridges, and expressways to get elected. It’s been known as ‘blacktop politics‘, and although it never delivered on its … Continue reading

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Vancouver Election Analysis – Candidate Correlation

This will be my last election analysis post. I promise. The Vancouver election results are particularly interesting to analyze because each voter had multiple choices to make – 1 vote for mayor, 10 council, 7 parks board, and 8 school … Continue reading

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Deep Dive into the Vancouver Election Results

I did a quick analysis of the Vancouver election results last night, but this morning I did a deeper dive into the data (Skyrim can wait). I went through the 135 polling districts and tried to find interesting patterns and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Election Results – Reaction and Analysis

I’m tired and it’s been a long day. I spent 12 hours scrutineering at Renfrew Community Centre, ensuring that Vision got its supporters to the polls. I hope it isn’t a reflection of my hard work, but Suzanne Anton received … Continue reading

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My Endorsed Slate for Vancouver Election

For Mayor, I’ll be voting for Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver. For council, my votes in order of preference: Andrea Reimer (Vision) – cool, environmentalist, leading Greenest City initiative Geoff Meggs (Vision) – transportation guru, supportive of bike lanes Heather … Continue reading

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Voting advice from Dan Mangan

Here’s some video advice from Dan Mangan: I would urge you to look at the candidates and choose ones that have decided to not go with attack ads, to not go with the low road, to not go with lowest … Continue reading

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Vote Vision Vancouver – Reason #5: Greenest City

Reason #5: Greenest City Vancouver is a green city, in almost every respect. It’s what convinced me to move here 5 years ago. I love that Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver are working hard to make it even greener. After … Continue reading

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Vote Vision Vancouver – Reason #4: Homeless Shelters

Homelessness is one of those issues that gets a lot of attention, but seems too big to fix. Last month, during Homeless Action Week, I went to a documentary night where Judy Graves and a street nurse answered questions after … Continue reading

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Vote Vision Vancouver – Reason #3: Urban Agriculture

Reason #3: Urban Agriculture Vancouver has always been a strong supporter of urban agriculture. The 100-mile diet was developed in BC, many restaurants showcase local ingredients, and the Farmers Markets have been growing since 1995. Vision Vancouver has continued that … Continue reading

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Vote Vision Vancouver – Reason #2: Separated Bike Lanes

Reason #2: Separated Bike Lanes From a numbers perspective, Vancouver’s separated bike lanes have been a huge success, and continue to be even as the weather cools. However, that hasn’t stopped some hotheads from turning bike lanes into a political … Continue reading

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