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?
Increase in public transit, need to increase access to transit in certain areas that are currently under-served.
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?
We do not really have room or need to decrease our road system, we’re however able to expand on our existing trail system. I would see the continuation of parks plan objectives for increasing walking and recreation space in View Royal.
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?
Not prioritize but additionally fund would be a closer answer. We have some areas of bottleneck and congestion that require rework and federal money accomplishes that. I will however continue to encourage more spending on public transit, walking and biking infrastructure, as more and more people choose these methods of transportation it is important to have safe, smart routes for them.
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?
Addition of lighting to parks and trails.
Do you support building a community-wide network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike routes in the next four years?
I would be interested in being involved in this process if it is of interest to our citizens. We already have safe, accessible bike routes through the municipality, I would like to see them better align with neighbouring municipalities.
Do you support building a protected bike lane on Island Hwy from the Colwood border to Admirals Rd?
I would need to look at the data involved in this. The road already has marked cycling lanes for a portion of the route and is a constant traffic bottleneck. There are lanes marked from Admirals to the E&N that runs pleasantly to Colwood.
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?
Transit and HOV lanes make sense for moving people. I would be in favour of these as an option for helping to alleviate congestion.
Would you support keeping the E&N railway as a railway and actively campaign for electrified passenger and freight services?
I believe that this can be a great method of transportation, I will be actively looking at the options, including a route for electric buses and emergency vehicles along the existing track route.
Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes
I do not have the proper data or research completed for this. Along major highways this could be an option.
In the next four years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?
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?
Continuing with the parks plan and engaging with stakeholder groups to continue to beautify our parks and link them through our existing and future trails system.