There is one very simple solution to our insane traffic that every candidate should take into consideration: It should be mandated that all public employees must take public transit.
Those who have the good fortune of living and pensioning off taxpayer dollars should be there for the public good.
Can you imagine how nice public transit would be if this were actually mandated? Not to mention how nice it would be to go downtown and actually find a place to park so that you can spend some money with local merchants.
If you account for how many people actually are employed by government (13 municipality employees, all educators, all health care workers, all Crown corporation employees, all police, fire, justice, and the list goes on) there are probably more public employees than private in Victoria.
It is obvious they are the traffic problem and should become part of the solution.