Election 2017 – Councillor Candidates Ward 3

Candidates:

  • Jyoti Gondek
  • Connie Hamilton
  • Jun Lin
  • Ian McAnerin

Jyoti Gondek

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Please describe your involvement/interest in skateboarding (check all that apply)

I skated in the past but am not actively skating now

 

Do you support changing the bylaw to allow skateboarding downtown?

Yes

It’s a form of transportation. Let’s get on with it.

 

If elected, will you support the continued implementation of the Skateboard Amenities Strategy by dedicating funds to skatepark development?

Yes

Building skate parks allows enthusiasts to congregate on a permitted site. It’s an outlet for all ages of skaters & scooter kids, and adds to the things a person can do and see in our city. We have skaters in Ward 3 making use of vacant parking lots and commercial areas under construction (i.e. Harvest Hills). Why not provide them with an amenity? It doesn’t have to be new funding; let’s look at rethinking the way we spend existing parks & recreation funds. This is just one of the ways we can bring recreation infrastructure to Ward 3 and other under served parts of the city.

 

Do you support allowing skateboarding in the Cycle Track?

Unsure

I’m sure other cities have explored this multi-modal/multi-wheel approach to dedicated lanes. Let’s learn from their experiences. Especially with longboarding as a form of transportation I see in action every day on 8th Ave, I’d like to know the benefits/detriment of putting wheels on the track and off the pedestrian sidewalks.

Connie Hamilton

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Please describe your involvement/interest in skateboarding (check all that apply)

My Nephew is an active skateboarder

 

Do you support changing the bylaw to allow skateboarding downtown?

Yes but not on roads or sidewalks

I would allow skateboarding on existing bike pathways if it is not already . I have not read the bylaw concerning this yet.

 

If elected, will you support the continued implementation of the Skateboard Amenities Strategy by dedicating funds to skatepark development?

Yes

This is one of many park models that Ward 3 needs and we have spaces for.

 

Do you support allowing skateboarding in the Cycle Track?

Yes

If you can use 2 wheels to cycle then you can use 4 wheels on the same track as a means of transportation. I see very little difference one person powering a mode of transport following the rules of road the same way a bike must do. The tricks however stay in the parks.

 

 

 

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