NDP MLA Ma’s INSTPP (Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project) is really nothing more than a MISTPP


During last Monday’s Night’s “32 Agenda Items wallowing in 696 pages” fixated on ramin’ & jamin’ through as many new zoning bylaws, rezoning amendments was the passing of MLA Ma’s INSTPP…  A wonderful passive aggressive: not today and certainly not tomorrow resolve to our North Shore Traffic Woes.  Or what I prefer to milquetoast as a MISTPP: Micromanaging Incompatible Sacrificial Transportation Planning Project.

I’ll save Monday Night’s City Council’s 2 Public Hearing buffoonery for Friday’s blog… As what should not be overlooked is our four out of the six homespun mayoral candidates were interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition Stephen Quinn Show “traffic themed” podcast last week.  The podcast certainly offered insight into just how proverbial contentious and artful these wannabe mayoral contenders – no holds  barred – plan to be.

There were two standouts for me, first was Linda Buchanan a leader over the last four years for en masse development, renter displacement and having one of the worst city council attendance records over the last fours years swears she has definitive Fake News insight much like MLA Ma, debunking there is no way density contributes to our inner city traffic or commuter woes!

So… when your campaign donor Hollyburn completes its Marlborough 3 OCP 17 bonus floors of density amidst a strong NIMBY petition you flat-out ignored along with voting in favour of Onni’s Centre View twin towers another one of your campaign donors on the adjacent Lonsdale corner will NOT IMPACT the already heavily congested Lonsdale & 13 St. intersection where bus stop overloads are the norm coming from Lynn Valley’s bursting at the seams buses – really.  Even if say up to 60% of new building residents cram themselves into a bus, bike or walk to work that still results in a 40% increase in traffic volume!

Secondly, the mayoral candidates acknowledged the need for improved “transit” access to North Van.  But it was “only Guy Heywood” who took a “North Shore city bus” to the CBC podcast locale in Vancouver City.  One of the few times there was no rhetoric spewing out of the mouths of the other car loving mayoral candidates…  Interview starts at about the 11 minute mark of the podcast – you decide.

As I continue my blog campaign to “displace” from City Hall our pro density & horse trading councillors from civic office. #Vote4ChangeOct20

Welcome to Stache’s select city council Twilight Zone misplays of 2017…


Once upon a time there was a city we all knew
Where affordable housing was nothing new
And hassle free commutes a daily trend
A city that would never collude or bend

Those were the days my friend
We thought those days would never end
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose

But we were misled my friends
By a mayor’s psycho-ling misspends
Part-time help can no longer stay and play
As we long for days of yesterday…