A West Vancouver mayoral candidate plans to make it easier for people from Squamish to commute to West Vancouver.
‘Implement a bus to and from Squamish right away’ is among the priorities for Mark Sager, who is running for the top seat in West Vancouver.
“With the growing number of people choosing to live in Squamish, we need to make it easier for them to commute to West Vancouver for work,” he says. “I’d like to see us begin running a bus to and from Squamish, operated by our Blue Bus system. This is something that needs no study and we could implement it right away and see if it makes a difference.
As part of an improved mobility and access to the area, he also plans to explore the option for a dedicated bike lane from West Vancouver along the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
“We need to make it safer, easier and more enjoyable for cyclists and pedestrians to get around. A connection from North Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler is long overdue and I’d like to explore options for expanding our cycling infrastructure along the Sea-to-Sky corridor,” Sager says.
“Cycling along our highway is extremely dangerous and, in order to guarantee genuine safety for cyclists, we must begin the challenging discussions with CN Rail to explore the option of creating a dedicated bike path alongside our underused train tracks.”