Running for View Royal Councillor
What would be your highest priorities in the next four years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?
I am advocating for a study into the feasibility of transforming the E&N Railroad into a corridor for buses and emergency services vehicles. The primary source of pollution in View Royal is from Transportation Emmsions. If we work to enhance our infrastructure, we will reduce congestion, better air quality and will support the transportation of goods and services.
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 do not believe reducing the space for private motor veichles over the next 4 years is a viable soultion for View Royal. However, I do support increasing space for public transportation, biking and walking over the next 4 years so that the Greater Victoria Area may reduce its reliance on private motor vehicles. I am advocating for a study into the feasibility of transforming the E&N Railroad into a corridor for buses and emergency services vehicles.
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?
I would actively encourage the provincial government to prioritize public transportation, walking, and biking so we can continue to move away from a reliance on private motor vehicles.
Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in View Royal?
What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in View Royal?
There have been a number of residents who have called for speed bumps on their streets to help reduce the speed of traffic. Notably, this has been an issue on streets near View Royal’s elementary schools.
Do you support building a community-wide network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike routes in the next four years?
Do you support building a protected bike lane on Island Hwy from the Colwood border to Admirals Rd?
I would need to see the proposed route and how it would affect the roads and traffic flow. I am a tentative yes until then.
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?
I am advocating for a study into the feasibility of transforming the E&N Railroad into a corridor for buses and emergency services vehicles.
Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes
I believe we could benefit from running electric buses along the E&N corridor which would help reduce rush hour traffic and transportation emissions.
In the next four years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?
I would be interested in reducing the requirements for buildings on public transportation routes but am unsure if removing the requirement is beneficial for residents who do not have easy access to public transportation.
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?
Partnership is key. View Royal needs to work with local organizations to promote local events and bring people out to our public spaces. This year we hosted our first Arts Festival at Eagle Creek Village, and I would be happy to continue such events.