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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?


2. Do you support making the default speed limit 30 km/h for streets without centrelines, as Saanich has already committed to doing?

Yes. And the sooner the better.

3. Do you commit to budgeting sufficient funds to accelerate the Saanich 2018 Active Transportation Plan?


4. Do you support using neighbourhood-wide traffic calming to create low traffic neighbourhoods with much lower traffic volume with quick build materials?9

Yes. I feel this is especially important for neighbourhoods where there are children playing.

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

More sidewalks – and improving the sidewalks we have – would be a nice start. Better lighting where possible without disturbing neighbourhoods. Finding ways to make more areas accessible for people with mobility issues.

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

Definitely. I’m delighted that this is happening.

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

Yes. Because of the lack of sidewalks – and many sidewalks that are terribly designed and maintained – so many parts of Saanich are extremely challenging for people with mobility issues.

8. Do you support rapidly completing 24/7 bus lanes along McKenzie to UVic for BC Transit’s proposed RapidBus route, as well as similar measures along all proposed RapidBus routes in Saanich?


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’m very intrigued by the possibility of a rail corridor – but it sounds like the current provincial government is not prepared to support the project, so it feels like the only way to move this project forward is to move the dial with the province.

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?

I’d want to find a way for municipal staff to consider this on a case by case basis (in a streamlined manner) because removing parking can create hardships for seniors and people with physical challenges. It’s easy to forget that car shares, bikes and active transit are not viable options for all seniors and/or people dealing with health challenges and for some people there is no such thing as “easy walking distance.”

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

Making sure they are well-maintained and safe… also community events.

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



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