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?
Humbly, the province makes certain presumptions about the future which sullies its proposals. Implicitly, it is foolish to arbitrarily trust its authority. As Mayor I will likely contest legislation that acts as though more condominiums are necessary. The notion of ‘eco-density’ is nothing more than a marketing scheme. Partially, the price of gas will inspire the people to adjust their locations in relation to their financial generation.
2. Do you support making the default speed limit 30 km/h for streets without centrelines, as Victoria has already supported?
Sounds like a plan, as long as it remains unofficially acceptable to go 10 k over.
3. Do you commit to budgeting sufficient funds to accelerate the the walking, rolling, cycling and transit portions of Go Victoria?
I will make an effort to cease the construction of more bike lanes. Where they don’t already exist laws are already in place for the use of roads.
4. Do you support using neighbourhood-wide traffic calming to create low traffic neighbourhoods with much lower traffic volume with quick build materials?
Depends wholly on public input, not the input of developer-aligned ‘concerned citizens’.
5. How would you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Victoria?
I’ve a plan to outright end the addiction epidemic. Please see my platform on my FB Campaign page- https://www.facebook.com/DAJ4Mayor
6. Do you support building at least 15 km of new all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike and roll routes throughout Victoria?
7. Do you support welcoming people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters to use all ages and abilities (AAA) bike and roll routes?
8. Do you support rapidly completing 24/7 bus lanes along Douglas Street through downtown Victoria, as well as similar measures along all of BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus routes in Victoria?
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 enjoy the idea of rail sail bikes. Beyond that, I am very wary of the mentality that fails to recognize that exponential human population growth is only a trigger for a genuine state of emergency. As mayor it will be my responsibility to oppose the turning of Vancouver Island into another soulless Dubai. If rail service can significantly reduce ‘the crawl’ mayhaps it could be beneficial, but at what fantastic cost?
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?
Ideally, BC Transit would get rid of the single $2.50 tickets to be replaced with the $5.00 all day passes as a default, which could be gifted and reused. Mayhaps with recepticles at bus stops.
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?
No. New residential development must include off-street parking. Mayhaps it is the EV charging that needs to evolve to be mobile itself.
12. How would you activate and bring more people into public spaces within Victoria, including sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks?
By getting rid of all the crack, crystal meth and heroin we will drain the ocean of anxiety that has been drowning public spaces for well over a decade now.
13. Do you support adding substantively more accessible public bathrooms across Victoria?