Running for Saanich Council
What would be your highest priorities in the next four years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?
Move forward transit system that uses electric buses. Complete the bus priority lanes from downtown to western communities. Densify in Saanich centres and villages in conjunction with public transit. Require electric fuelling plugs in all new multiple dwellings.
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?
I approved the Saanich Active Transportation plan and the CRD regional pedestrian and cycling master plan. I commit to supporting the vision and targets of the plans and to advance the themes of convenience, connections and culture.
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?
Yes I think the Province will see that investments in public transit and safe alternative transportation will be a preferred option financially and functionally.
Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Saanich?
What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in Saanich?
I will continue to vote to increase more trails, better connections, more and wider sidewalks.
Do you support building a community-wide network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike routes in the next four years?
Yes as funds permit.
Do you support building a protected bike lane on Gorge Rd?
Yes I do and I believe that Saanich and Victoria should work together to ensure compatible design and scheduling.
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?
I totally support the completion of Douglas/HW 1 and would be open to examing potential efficiencies on Pat Bay HW
Would you support keeping the E&N railway as a railway and actively campaign for electrified passenger and freight services?
I support maintaining the E&N as a vital transportation corridor for either train or buses.
Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes
The Transit Future Plan lays out a framework for rapid transit with the Hub at Uptown.I support that concept and agree that all decisions should be made with that goal in mind.
In the next four years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?
I support reducing parking requirements to encourage alternate transportation options but in the foreseeable future there will need to be some on-site parking to alleviate negative impacts on surrounding neighbourhood.
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?
Our local neighbourhood plans are being updated and in all cases there will be strategies for more public and safe places.