Running for Colwood Council
What would be your highest priorities in the next four years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?
Encourage construction of multi-use trails to encourage cycling and walking and to make it easier for those using mobility devices (wheelchairs, seniors scooters). Encourage transit to improve services as far as frequency and operating hours.
Over the next 4 years, would you support increasing the space for walking, biking, and public transit and reducing that for private motor vehicles in your community? How would you do that?
Yes. I would increase multi-use trails and encourage transit lanes.
Would you actively encourage the provincial government to prioritize public transit, walking and biking infrastructure over roadway expansion projects such as the proposed interchanges on the Pat Bay Highway?
Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Colwood?
What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in Colwood?
Make walking or cycling to Colwood schools safer and easier.
Do you support building a community-wide network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike routes in the next four years?
I support the creation of multi-use trails to encourage walking, cycling and use of mobility devices.
Do you support building a protected AAA bike lane on Sooke Rd from the View Royal border to Metchosin Road?
I do not support creation of cycling only routes. I support the creation of multi-use trails to encourage walking, cycling and use of mobility devices.
Would you support completing the 24/7 bus lanes along the Douglas Street/Highway 1 corridor, as well as along other routes such as the Pat Bay Highway as a high priority for municipalities and the BC government in the next four years?
Would you support keeping the E&N railway as a railway and actively campaign for electrified passenger and freight services?
No. I would encourage changing from a railway to a transit corridor.
Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes?
No. The population and its distribution make rapid transit economically unsound.
In the next four years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?
No. I would support an increase in small car parking spota and electric vehicle charging stations.
In the next four years, how, would you activate and bring more people into public spaces within your municipality, including sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks?
Connect areas with multi use trails. Improve Colwood sidewalks. Add public areas to new commercial development.