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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?

Yes, Langford and the western communities are in desperate need of a significant transportation plan. Recognizing that many people need to drive given their employment or ability, we need to work to help encourage those who are able to seek other alternatives to driving.

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.

As alluded to above (q1) this is desperately needed to provide viable alternatives to vehicle use.

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

While I see the value in this, talking to many Langford residents they have not raised concerns around excess vehicle traffic through neighborhoods, but rather the issue with arterial traffic.

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

The biggest thing I am hearing (and seeing) is we need sidewalks, and continued sidewalks to allow for safe, complete routes. Beyond this, many of the sidewalks we have are not sufficient for those with mobility restrictions due to lack of or improperly placed on/off ramps.

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

Any policy that helps bring those who are able to, out of their vehicles is a positive policy that needs to assessed and addressed.

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

Completely support this. Any policy to increase accessibility throughout our community is vitally needed as I hear from so many who feel trapped due to lack of appropriate infrastructure.

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?

I believe this is vitally needed. I have talked to so many who would love to hang up their keys and not drive to work. For one reason or another (distance, weather, ability, change facilities) bike commuting is not an option. While they would utilize the bus, they quote that commuting by bus would often more than double their current commute time. This is unacceptable, rapid, reliable transit is vital in providing alternative transportation options to Langford residents.

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 believe that rail could be a vital alternative route to the Malahat, helping to relieve the daily traffic of commuters from Shawnigan, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill and further. That being said I have concerns with the current rail route as it runs through these communities into Victoria. Many of these communities have grown and developed in the absence of rail, and the residents along these corridors stand to be negatively impacted by its return. I believe a viable solution would be to restore rail to Langford while investing further in transit solutions to move people from this terminus into the core.

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?

Completely. Bus fares present themselves as an extremely regressive form of taxation. I am a firm believer that access to transit should be free to low cost for those with lower 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?

I am completely for removing commercial parking minimums, I am a firm believer that business will determine appropriate parking for their business without the need of government regulations. Similarly I would support requirements for co-op, EV, bike, and other micromobility parking.

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

Speaking with Langford residents, many want this already. The problem is they look around and see a lack of such spaces coupled with a lack of ability to access the spaces that do exist.

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

Many Langford residents I speak to echo my concern for greater green space where residents can “”just be”” these public squares and green spaces are great public hubs and need to be similarly serviced with washrooms and facilities that are capable of serving all people, not just the select few.


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