We Want Closer Commutes for 10,000 Drivers in BC

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Roy Poystila
1 year ago
There are many people that can do the same work without the stress of commuting everyday.

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Dustin Pirillo
2 years ago
I am signing because I love walking.
And driving affects our stress and has cumulative effects on the environment. Hello my name is Dustin Pirillo maybe we can cocreate together. I have been homeless since March living in solidarity with the homeless without social media. I gave love. I started by busking singing Otis Redding, Jason Maraz, Ed Sheeren, Cat Stevens and more. I started collecting too much stuff and opened a free store and art store because I had too much stuff. I had so much stuff I was able to give away many care packages to homeless people. On the mornings of weekends I would collect litter from the small beaches in Point Grey one is called Volunteer Park and the 3 other ones . I would also pick up litter when I was in a bad mood. In August without social media or contact with anyone I declared that I am going to walk across Canada next March to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty issues by creating one on one friendships between the homeless and fine folk like you. I have been within the past 2 weeks been getting used to social media again preparing for some amazing events. Transit is a right as is housing needs Do-Tanks to work with think tanks. There is a cornucopia of policy that works hidden in cities around the world. Also a reason I am going across Canada is to talk about while setting an example ways for individuals to do service work to save tax money so 5hat the revenue can be used for other purposes. I am a social venture capitalist. With ideals to strengthen community bonds and create strength through stewardship for locally owned and operated business,community centers and citizens.
Any and all ideas are welcome. Best regards Dusty.

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Junie Swadron
2 years ago
It simply makes sense and will improve the quality of life for countless people.

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Cindy MacDougall
2 years ago
About two years ago, I left a job in the public service that I loved and at which I excelled. The commute from my home in Colwood to downtown Victoria had grown so much due to congestion that it was affecting my ability to get to work on anything close to on time, and my ability to get home in time for dinner and after school activities with my children.
I begged for years to telecommute or to work from a remote office on the West Shore and was told over and over that it wasn't possible for my field. I am a PR professional, a job that honestly can be done from almost anywhere with a computer, Internet and phone line.
I now work at a wonderful employer doing what I love a mere 15-minute walk from my front door. It was entirely the public service's loss of a 10-year solid-performing employee.

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Dave Dillabough
2 years ago
Everyone needs more time with family

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Andrew Mead
2 years ago
In don’t live in BC but the idea of this is so great I’d thought I’d add my name, just for the entertainment. By the way, why are firefighters listed twice as being capable of benefitting from this Magic solution to commuter woes? It would take an army of Lawyers 1000 years to figure out how to implement something like this. A dictator could do it in a year but how do you get rid of the dictator after he’s no longer needed?

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Ruth Riddell
2 years ago
it just makes so much sense!

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Tom Barnes
2 years ago
This should be obvious. With all we know of Global Warming and the urgency of taking action. Yet, Governments continue to approve to construction of subdivisions that are far from any work places. Are they sleep walking?

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Ian Gartshore
2 years ago
The most intelligent improvement that can be made in transportation is to reduce its need.

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Doug Blackie
2 years ago
We need to have more modern/sustainable approaches to work.