VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s not just Gregor Robertson and Suzanne Anton running for mayor of Vancouver next month. Limo driver Gerry McGuire heads Vancouver Citizen’s Voice party and says the current council has been completely resistant to the idea of cyclists being insured and licensed.

“If bicycles are ever to become a serious alternative mode of transportation, how are they going to get along without insurance? It’s inevitable as the sun coming up after the night.”

According to his own freedom of information request, bike accidents are up from 2009 and 2010. “Bike lanes are supposed to make people safer — they don’t,” he argues.

“There’s a way to engineer the roads so the cyclists actually are safer and traffic can still move.”

McGuire knows he’s got a tough job ahead of him, running against Suzanne Anton and Gregor Robertson, but believes they aren’t doing enough; he says it would be hard to do a worse job than Robertson, and Suzanne Anton is a lame duck.

With a month to go, does he think he has a chance against Robertson and Anton’s campaigns?

“Maybe. I think there’s a chance, yeah.”

He says the feedback he’s received has been surprisingly good so far.

Vision Vancouver has said in the past the issue of insuring cyclists should happen at the provincial level.

The municipal election happens November 19th.