Tim Morrison

Running for Esquimalt Councillor

https://timmorrison.ca/

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

Esquimalt is blessed with a diversity of demographics that use a variety of multi-modal transportation choices. We need to focus on encouraging and supporting the various needs of our residents such as safer sidewalks/walkways/paths/crosswalks for walkers, safer routes and cycling infrastructure for cyclists, and greater availability of public transportation including both traditional road buses as well as expansion into sea buses for transit users. All these strategies will better help us to reduce reliance on single automobiles as well as reduce total energy use and emissions from transportation.

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?

Yes. Esquimalt Council is already allowing reductions in parking requirements for any new housing development that offers free public transit passes and car share programs for its residents.

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?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Continue to move forward with implementing our Esquimalt Pedestrian Charter policies.

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

Yes. Esquimalt is a very family-friendly community. Families should feel safe and comfortable cycling together within our community.

Do you support building a protected AAA bike lane on Lampson and Tillicum roads?

This is certainly a safety priority for cycling in Esquimalt. We have recently done a public input study on the current and future needs and priorities for this corridor and I await the results of that study for actioning by the incoming Council.

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.

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

Yes. E&N corridor as well as along the Saanich Peninsula towards the airport and ferry terminals.

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

Esquimalt Council is already allowing reductions in parking requirements for any new housing development that offers free public transit passes and car share programs for its residents.

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?

Continue to move forward with implementing our Esquimalt Pedestrian Charter policies.


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