Originally Posted by cabotp
In regards to the bike lane. It really depends on who the pollsters talked to. If they happened to talk that majority of people who drive than chances are the bike lanes are going to get a lower rating. While if they happened by chance to find more people who cycle or walk or take transit than chances are the bike lanes would have gotten a higher rating..
Not really. The majority of Vancouverites drive, not bike. Even if, like myself, they don't commute downtown they commute elsewhere, and wonder where Mayor Moonbeam will strike next to screw up their commute. Even under the most optimistic City scenario cyclists will only be a very small percentage of trips.
The fact that only 31% think Gregor deserves to be re-elected must be giving the Visionistas concern. A relatively strong opposition candidate (not that the NPA currently has one) could easily capture the mayor's chair. Good marketing for the opposition could also easily cast Vision in a very negative light, as Rob Ford did to the lefties in Toronto.
I'd be very curious to see if Gregor the opportunist attempts to bump Carole James out of the NDP leadership before the next provincial election, in the same way he bailed to run for mayor.