Carrie McLaren

Looking through the lens of environment, people, and climate adaptation.

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Climate Change

Active Transportation

Green's policies

Create 30 km per year of sidewalks
Complete safe sidewalk network around each school
Create 30 km per year of separated cycling paths
Create car free zones near schools
Create a "Bike Library" so kids of any age can have a bike to ride
Provide secure bike lock ups and showers so teachers may cycle to work

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Green's policy

Make buildings more energy efficient (geothermal, heat pumps, solar)

Green Space

Green's policy

Preserve and enhance Burnaby's green spaces

Parking

Green's policy

Create by-law to require/encourage every parking lot to have charging stations

Urban Heat

Green's policies

Expand Burnaby's green canopy
Preserve and enhance Burnaby's green spaces

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

Green's policies

Fil in the "missing middle"
Create more co-ops, purpose built rental housing, and subsidized housing for complex needs.
Speed up development approval for affordable housing

Co-Op Housing

Green's policy

Create more co-op housing

Property Taxes

Green's policy

Hold the line on taxes

Public Housing

Green's policy

Create more co-ops, purpose built rental housing, and subsidized housing for complex needs.

Rental Stock

Green's policy

Create more purpose built rental housing

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

Green's policy

Preserve and enhance Burnaby's green spaces

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Green's policies

Create 30 km per year of sidewalks
Complete safe sidewalk network around each school
Create 30 km per year of separated cycling paths
Create car free zones near schools
Create a "Bike Library" so kids of any age can have a bike to ride
Provide secure bike lock ups and showers so teachers may cycle to work

Parking

Green's policy

Create by-law to require/encourage every parking lot to have charging stations

Misc. topics

Biography

submitted by the candidate or their team
Earned a diploma from BCIT and more recently received a business degree from Capilano University.

Served as a Director for a Burnaby non-profit housing organization for six years and currently work in co-op housing. Serve on co-op board where I live.

Reason for running

submitted by the candidate or their team
Council needs to represent all members of the community and I don’t see that diversity there.

When I was at BCIT and volunteered with the video department shooting council meetings, that’s when I became interested in city council. Many of the same councillors were behind the desk back then in the 90’s. I see a great deal of potential to make council more accessible to residents.