Steve Filipovic

Running for Victoria Councillor

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

A Focus to reinvigorate the E&N Rail line with Buses specially adapted to run on the Rail Road. These Buses could be use to transport people from the Western Communities into Victoria. Then return to Colwood on the Highway travelling in the opposite direction as the rush. This could be reversed to take people home for the afternoon rush hour.

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 the development of walking biking and public infrastructure but see no reason to make it harder for people in auto-mobiles.

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 advocate strongly for Provincial Governments to alleviate the Poverty on the Streets of Victoria. Posing on Bike lanes seems a bit ridiculous after 10 years of leaving our Parks open to those on the Streets suffering from Poverty instead of making reasonable services as their Charter Challenge they won over the City outlined as badly needed.

Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in the City of Victoria?

Walking & biking in Victoria is very enjoyable and safe.

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

Providing the people suffering from Poverty on the streets of Victoria the needed reasonable services including a place to be. After these have been provided we will have streets that are more comfortable for everyone.

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

I support cycling and understand that we need to develop safe cycling structure in Victoria.

Do you support completing the downtown AAA bikeway grid on Wharf St, Humboldt St and Vancouver St?

No. Not at this time. Our City has had long running issues that are still being ignored. Investments in Affordable Housing take precedent over more unnecessary spending on Bike lanes.

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?

No. Though I support running Buses later on weekends and special event days. 24 hour service seems unnecessary.

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

I would advocate strongly to keep the E&N railway and develop it as a commuter service using specialized buses that can run on the tracks. This in turn could justify further investments in the E&N if we can prove demand for the service.

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

No. I haven’t seen a case that would indicate Electric Buses could justify the investment.

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

In the next 4 years I would be willing to relax many of the out dated rules that we live under. Of course this would be done with community consultation and its the communities wishes that will be honoured.

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?

By providing the Street Community with Reasonable services we could get our Parks and Public spaces back. This will save Victoria a fortune as the costs of ignoring Poverty are much greater than remedying it. This will go a long way to making Victoria more appealing to visit, not to mention a more caring City.

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