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Tri-Cities 2022 election candidates vow to be 'champions' for active transportation

HUB Cycling recently released a survey consisting of local council hopefuls that agree with its platform to find solutions to rising commuting costs.
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Cycling and active transportation are a hot topic in the Tri-Cities, especially from certain 2022 civic election candidates.

A new survey shows most Tri-Cities civic candidates are vowing to be champions for active transportation, if elected to their respective councils on Oct. 15.

HUB Cycling recently released the results of its 2022 Connection Election data for each municipality in its Metro Vancouver jurisdiction.

This includes Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, to which a combined 30 mayor and council hopefuls took part in the survey in hopes of raising their voices on the issues around inter-city transportation.

Participants were as follows (in alphabetical order): 


  • Mayor
    • Adel Gamar
    • Richard Stewart
  • Council
    • Phillip Buchan
    • Matt Djonlic
    • Steve Kim
    • Sean Lee
    • Trish Mandewo
    • Dennis Marsden
    • Cameron McBryer
    • Benjamin Perry
    • Zoe Royer
    • Ali Tootian
    • Teri Towner
    • Carl Trepanier

Port Coquitlam

  • Council
    • Cindy Carkner
    • Steve Darling
    • Mithila Karnik
    • Nancy McCurrach
    • Erik Minty
    • Paige Petriw
    • Jami Watson

Port Moody

  • Mayor
    • Steve Milani
  • Council
    • Samantha Agtarap
    • Richard Biedka
    • Dustin Chelen
    • Kyla Knowles
    • Amy Lubik
    • Haven Lurbiecki
    • Callan Morrison
    • David Stuart

According to the results, 90 per cent of the candidates said they believe their city is not doing enough to address the transportation needs of future generations "in light of the climate crisis" and the rising cost of living.

HUB Cycling added 26 of the 30 local participants agreed the next city councils should increase the budget for bike infrastructure.

As well, all but one candidate committed to vote in favour of infrastructure projects that would separate bikes from vehicles and pedestrians "in areas of high cycling potential."

For more information and long-form answers from each candidate, you can visit HUB Cycling's website.