Posted on January 26th, 2007 at 7:47 am.
[John Canda, head of the Mayor’s
Office on Youth Crime Prevention]
On Wednesday I met with John Canda to hear his perspectives on how bikes might play a larger role in community policing.
John is the Mayor’s youth crime prevention czar. Prior to that, he led the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, one of six coalitions that oversees 12 neighborhoods.
We met in the Humboldt neighborhood, just blocks from where John was born and raised and where his parents still have a home.
First, let me explain something. Recent attacks are what sparked my action on this issue, but I do not believe there is a rampant crime problem nor a major trend of random attacks on cyclists in the N Vancouver/Williams area. My interest is in the bigger picture.