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1. Do you support re-aligning municipal and regional transportation plans and investments to meet the provincial government’s CleanBC target to “reduce distances travelled in light-duty vehicles by 2030 compared to 2020?

I strongly support municipalities creating and moving Active Transportation strategies forward. Esquimalt has a strategy and we must prioritize resources to implement the strategy and meet the provincial targets. Municipalities must collaborate to ensure we get successful corridors for cycling, walking and transit. Along with local work there has to be an alternative to the Malahat, the only way to the rest of the island. The E&N corridor must be put to use and as rail it could transport goods and people which would support the provincial intention “to reduce distances travelled in light-duty Vehicles by 25 % ….”.

2. Do you support making the default speed limit 30 km/h for streets without centrelines?

I support. This would improve cycling and pedestrian safety immediately and possibly reduce cost and need for other measures of traffic calming.

3. Do you commit to budgeting sufficient funds to accelerate your active transportation network plan?

Yes. This must be a budget priority.

4. Do you support using neighbourhood-wide traffic calming to create low traffic neighbourhoods with much lower traffic volume with quick build materials?

There are definitely ways to reduce cut-through traffic and I would be supportive of working with community areas to explore and test to reduce traffic volumes.

5. How would you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Esquimalt?

I brought in our original Pedestrian Charter early in my work on council. We now have an Active Transportation plan which I support fully implementing and putting the resources to. We must also couple active transportation needs with development to insure the people within increased density areas have sidewalks and cycling safety to reinforce they will not require vehicles.

6. Do you support building a network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike and roll routes throughout Esquimalt?

Yes I fully support a quick build approach which develops the network quickly and then with use can be adjusted for greater safety if needed.

7. Do you support welcoming people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters to use all ages and abilities (AAA) bike and roll routes?

It is important to provide full accessibility for both mobility scooters and wheelchairs, I want to make sure this would provide greater safety than sidewalks. I am not aware of how successful this has been.

8. Do you support rapidly completing bus lanes at key locations on busy bus routes in Esquimalt, including for BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus lines, as well as effective transit priority measures along all of BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus routes across the CRD?

As a community that is mature and fully built out we must be creative with getting priority for BC Transit. Esquimalt staff work with BC transit to do this. BC Transit are consulted when there is new development on bus corridors.

9. With the court-imposed deadline of March 14, 2023 to keep the Island Rail Corridor intact, how would you support modern rail service for Vancouver Island?

I have and will continue to strongly advocate through every avenue to both the federal and provincial governments to get this corridor back and running. The importance for commuters in and outside the region as well as the need for an alternative to the Malahat Highway make this corridor invaluable.

10. Do you support making transit fares more affordable, both by reducing the cost of passes and individual fares and free or discounted passes for youth, seniors, and people living on low incomes?


11. Do you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments while adding requirements for car share, EV charging, bike and other micromobilty parking, as well as expanding accessible parking?

Esquimalt is already doing this and fully support

12. How would you activate and bring more people into public spaces within Esquimalt, including sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks?

We need to insure sidewalk connectivity with increased width that creates pathways to public spaces. This includes the need for appropriate lighting and safe street crossings.

13. Do you support adding substantively more accessible public bathrooms across Esquimalt?

Yes . We continue to assess and add facilities such as at the entrance to Westbay walkway and Memorial park. There may be need along the CRD cycling corridor to the Westshore as well


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