Opening up a skid pad, create more housing for single people and make the central city dog friendly.
These are some of the policies from the lesser known candidates standing for the Christchurch mayoralty.
Aside from the incumbent Lianne Dalziel, veteran activist John Minto and businessman Darryll Park, there are 10 other candidates who are also vying for the city's top job.
For Stephen McPaike, it was a stroll through Christchurch's broken CBD with his son that made him want to be the city's next mayor.
"He, kept asking why is this site empty? Why is this building closed off? And I noticed that the rebuild stage in the CBD has slowed right down and I thought I need answers and I need the rebuild to keep going," he said.
Mr McPaike who lives in a council-owned flat, said he would like to improve social housing quality in the city, audit the city's rating system, and invest in recycled plastic roads to cut waste.
Meanwhile, businessman Blair Anderson, who has stood four times for mayor before, is campaigning on better dog access in the CBD and he has been critical about not being included in mayoral debates.
"Look, there's people who would probably say a few ning nongs are running and they might well be right," he said.
"But the fact there's a ning nong standing up there at a podium, and actually said democracy is alive and well, it's when they're excluded that demonstrates severe shortcomings and we've got to wonder why our turnout, it might not even hit 37 percent this time."
Mr Anderson had also advocated for cannabis reform and said the council needed someone like himself who had expertise on the issue.
Another perennial candidate, Peter Wakeman, first stood in 1998 and is campaigning on better fiscal management.
"I find that roads seem to be dug up many times rather than doing the correct job once ... and that applies to many things like the city council wants to get involved in many areas which other organisations can be for example, tourism," he said.
Seventy-eight-year-old property investor Jim Glass is running for mayor because he disagreed with the Christchurch City Council declaring a climate emergency in May.
"And I thought it was the most barking mad thing I've ever heard and I thought that to give myself the opportunity of highlighting the absurdity of it, that I would run for mayor," he said.
Meanwhile, Adrian-Cosmin Schonborn, who moved to Christchurch from Romania 14 years ago, said he wanted the city to be cheery again.
"The main issue in Christchurch is mental health, if we start getting people together in the social structure," Mr Schonborn said.
Tour operator Robin McCarthy wanted to reduce council fees to make it easier for businesses in the city and partially sell assets.
"Our local authority system has become very bloated, [it] seems to be a monster that feeds on itself forever wanting more money. I want to try and change that if I possibly can by reducing the size of council," Mr McCarthy said.
Meanwhile, self proclaimed entrepreneur JT Anderson was campaigning on building a legal skid pad for car enthusiasts, meeting with gang leaders to stop crime and banning 1080 poison, among others.
Another candidate, Aaron White, wanted less closed-door meetings and find to alternatives to cycle and bus lanes.
Businessman Sam Park said Christchurch needed a bit of "grooming" and "modifying" and wanted the city to be a safe community playground.
Finally, there was Michael 'Tubby' Hansen, who first stood for mayor in 1971, and has previously spoken about having his phone turned off due to rays.
He wanted more tax on alcohol and cigarette suppliers, to refinance the city's debt over 130 years and to introduce more housing for single people.