Andy MacKinnon

Running for Metchosin Councillor

What would be your highest priorities in the next four years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?

My highest priorities are building better vehicle lanes, making public transit more available, and increasing support for electric vehicles.

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?

“increasing the space for walking, biking, and public transit” – yes. “reducing that for private motor vehicles in your community” – no – I don’t anticipate closing down roads.

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?

Absolutely. More blacktop never solved a traffic congestion problem.

Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Metchosin?

Yes.

What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in Metchosin?

More roadside (and other) walking trails.

Do you support building a community-wide network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike routes in the next four years?

No. But I could support this initiative in some specific areas.

Do you support building a AAA bikeway along Metchosin Rd?

I support building a good bike lane along Metchosin and William Head Roads. I’m not certain if that would be an AAA bikeway.

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?

Yes.

Would you support keeping the E&N railway as a railway and actively campaign for electrified passenger and freight services?

Yes. I’m not at all familiar with the feasibility of electrified passenger and freight services.

Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes?

Not really a Metchosin issue.

In the next four years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?

Not a Metchosin issue.

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?

We’re working on development of a public space in Metchosin’s centre.

 


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