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Cycling questions asked of 2021 Yukon general election parties

On March 12, 2021 it was announced that Yukon’s general election will be held on April 12, 2021.

Together with Whitehorse Urban Cycling Coalition, Cycling Association of Yukon on March 30 submitted a series of questions that were asked of all parties in the election. Any responses will be posted here and communicated to our members.

Responses from parties, in order of receipt:

Please outline your tangible plan to increase active transportation in Yukon, to reduce Yukon’s transportation related greenhouse has emission and enhance Yukoners’ health and well being.

Also:

  • Please specify the direction you will provide to the Department of Highways and Public Works to build and maintain spaces for people to travel through and access government facilities by foot and bicycle year-round.
  • Please specify the direction you will provide to the Department of Education to increase children’s active travel to and from schools.

If you would like to provide more information on your approach to active transportation, here are some suggestions for topics you may wish to provide additional perspective on:

  • What is your view on making new cycling infrastructure a part of every future Yukon government infrastructure project?
  • Would you consider developing and implementing safe student cycling plans for each new school to be constructed in Yukon (which is to also include Class 1 and Class 2 bike storage)?
  • What is your commitment to providing Class 1 bike storage space as part of any new or renovated Yukon government building?
  • What do you think about the idea of building safe cycling infrastructure for our existing highways, specifically between Whitehorse and Haines Junction and between Whitehorse and Carcross?
  • What commitment would you make to funding contributions over the next 4 years to support communities in their efforts to develop cycling infrastructure?
  • How would you work with communities, such as the City of Whitehorse, to ensure that cycle and walking commuting routes are adequately maintained throughout the winter?

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