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″?
Does this go far enough? No, but I support this direction, yes.
2. Do you support making the default speed limit 30 km/h for streets without centrelines?
3. Do you commit to budgeting sufficient funds to create an active transportation plan and then accelerate its completion.
It is a key piece in my platform.
4. Do you support using neighbourhood-wide traffic calming to create low traffic neighbourhoods with much lower traffic volume with quick build materials?
5. How would you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Langford?
Beginning at intersections, immediately taking action to reduce speeds, enhance visibility/awareness and give greater priority to pedestrians/cyclists with LPIs and bike boxes where feasible. Discontinue astroturfing the boulevards, create a tree protection urban forest strategy to improve shade canopy, install more benches, infill sidewalk and support neighbourhood destinations through placemaking grants and through mixed use zoning.
6. Do you support building a network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike and roll routes throughout Langford?
Yes, we need to do this in order to reduce the distances travelled by car for local trips.
7. Do you support welcoming people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters to use all ages and abilities (AAA) bike and roll routes?
Yes, this is important as Langford has many brick paved surfaces and gaps in our sidewalks. This will support aging populations and those with mobility limitations.
8. Do you support rapidly completing the 24/7 bus lanes for BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus route along the Highway 1 / Sooke Road corridor, as well as similar measures along all of BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus routes across the CRD?
Yes, this should be a regional priority.
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 recognize the importance of a secondary corridor to the Malahat for all of Vancouver Island and it’s significance in the potential to replace some car traffic on the Malahat. I would support working with all stakeholders to create a single track rail system to connect South Vancouver Island by rail. If a full connection to downtown Victoria is not supported, I would propose creating downtown Langford as the terminus, repurposing tracks from Langford onward to a separated AAA trail for pedestrians and cyclists, paired with rapid bus connections throughout the CRD. Beyond the next four years, providing rail along our key vehicle corridors is something I am keen to explore as a region.
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?
Yes, this is an equity issue in our community.
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?
Yes, in conjunction with other action
12. How would you activate and bring more people into public spaces within Langford, including sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks?
Replacing parking spaces on Peatt Road with parklets, adding more street murals, improving connections to existing spaces, supporting place making (formal and informal). Highly supportive of implementing secure bike parking in key locations and exploring a bike valet service
13. Do you support adding substantively more accessible public bathrooms across Langford?
I do view this as an important issue in Langford. We are currently struggling to maintain existing public bathrooms at our parks, with many commonly closed to vandalism. More funds would be needed first here, before we can expand our public bathrooms.