Denise Blackwell

Running for Langford Councillor

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

Add bus and HOV lanes on the TCH all the way out to Langford

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 support increasing space for walking, biking and public transit but not reducing that for private motor vehicles. I live in Langford, people need their cars for work, shopping and taking their children to school and child care. Langford has spent money connecting all areas of town to reduce having to get on the highway to travel within Langford and we will continue to do so.

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?

No, we need both, people will not be getting out of their cars any time soon. We need to continue increasing all modes of transportation.

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

Absolutely

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

We will continue to add bike lanes and sidewalks on our streets where they are needed. This is a priority and when development occurs they are required to improve the transportation infrastructure, including making sure density is around transportation corridors, and that increased bicycle storage is included in development plans.

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

Yes

Do you support upgrading the existing bike lane on Goldstream Ave to a protected lane?

I am not sure what this means

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 but if it is too expensive it should be considered for an alternate means of transportation.

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

Yes particularly E&N corridor

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

No People with cars need places to park them We already get complaints from existing residents that higher density sometimes crowds out where they or their visitors can park

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 have a new downtown plan that contemplates all of these things. Sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks make a community more livable.

 


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