Running for Colwood Councillor
What would be your highest priorities in the next four years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?
Extending transit only lanes to the Old Island HWY. Construction of cycling lanes in key corridors to encourage the commuter cyclist.
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?
Increase space for public transit etc yes, reducing space for vehicles, no.
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?
A combination of both is needed. A winner take all approach is not the answer.
Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Colwood?
What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in Colwood?
A significant investment in sidewalk and beautification infrastructure. Wayfinding signage, construct more neighbourhood connections. Locate density close to shopping nodes.
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 AAA bike lane on Sooke Rd from the View Royal border to Metchosin Road?
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?
Light rail or bus as long as the corridor is actively used for transit purposes.
Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes?
I’d like the notion, however would like more information.
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?
Invest in public areas to make them interesting, safe and inviting. Create an environment where people want to go, weather to read a book, have an exercise class or simply people watch.