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We need strong, connected communities

As we recover from COVID-19, we need to build stronger communities. British Columbians should have more transit options, walkable communities, and easier access to active transportation like electric bikes. Add your name to the BC Green plan for livable communities. 

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Livable communities

The B.C. Greens will: 

  • Partner with local governments to drive development of more walkable neighbourhoods, complete communities, active transportation and healthy community design.

  • Make the expanded patio program permanent, working with local governments and stakeholders to ensure that patio expansions are maintained in a safe and  sustainable way. 

  • Make electric bikes more accessible by:

    • Removing PST from electric bikes, 

    • Requiring offices and commercial premises to provide secure bike parking with charging capabilities; 

    • Creating more safe storage options including bike lockers at key locations e.g. transport hubs. 

  • Promote neighbourhood car co-ops with insurance instruments and parking areas. 

  • Work with local governments to explore modernization of revenue models to fully capture the public’s fair share of the land lift from transit oriented development.

  • Work with local governments in partnership to reform our local government finance system, which leaves local governments overly reliant on regressive property taxes and unable to properly deliver the projects required for cities in the 21st century. 

Transit 

The B.C. Greens will: 

  • Work with local governments to establish a vision for sustainable transportation in an era of expanded population growth on the South Island, including through:

    • A regional transportation strategy;

    • Establishing a regional governance body to overcome fractured decision-making and deliver integrated planning for the growing region; 

    • Investing to support expansion of public transit options to help people move around more easily; 

    • Building frequent and affordable public transportation links between cities, such as between Cowichan and the CRD.

  • Prioritize investment in transit service coming out of COVID-19 to support economic recovery, improve livability of communities, and reduce GHG emissions. 

  • Ensure that the projected long-term losses facing TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries are dealt with so that service levels are maintained, allowing ridership to quickly bounce back through the economic recovery period.

  • Ensure no disruption in future expansion due to the pandemic. 

  • Work with local and regional governments to redesign the transit funding model and establish an equitable, stable long-term funding model for transit. 

  • Develop climate and sustainability criteria, including consideration of cumulative impacts, that will be applied to all future capital projects including transportation infrastructure investments.

By submitting this form, you consent to the BC Green Party retaining your personal information for party activities as outlined in the BC Green Party Privacy Policy. You may withdraw this consent at any time by contacting the party at 1-888-473-3686 or [email protected]