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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 I do. This commitment is in my policy platform on my website. Municipalities must align their goals with provincial strategies.

2. Do you support making the default speed limit 30 km/h for streets without centrelines, as Victoria has already supported?

Yes I do. Advocating for slow, walkable neighbourhoods is part of my policy platform.

3. Do you commit to budgeting sufficient funds to accelerate the the walking, rolling, cycling and transit portions of Go Victoria?

Absolutely I do. This is one of my key commitments.

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

Yes, I strongly agree with this. This commitment is included in my policy platform.

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

I support road closures to created pedestrian only zones, like the recent improvements on Government St. and Broad Street. I’d like to see this model expanded to our neighbourhoods, such as closing Haultain Street in Haultain Village. We need to invest more heavily in pedestrian infrastructure such as wider sidewalks, more crosswalks, better crossing signals. We need to reduce vehicle speeds, and explore alternative road models like the Woonerf model, where cars are secondary to pedestrians. Adding protected bike lanes improves the city for walkers, as it creates a safe barrier between vehicles.

6. Do you support building at least 15 km of new all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike and roll routes throughout Victoria?

Yes. I would like to see the AAA bike network accelerated. We should aim to build 10-15 years of infrastructure in the next 4 years. I would like to see bold action on important streets like Shelbourne, Hillside, Fairfield, and Oak Bay Ave.

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

Yes I do. This is included in my policy platform. Personally, I bike often and think sharing the bike lanes is important, especially with more people using electric scooters, hover boards, mobility devices and new technologies.

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?

Yes I do. This is included in my policy platform and is a key way to improve transit speed/reliability in the region.

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 support advocating to the Provincial and Federal government for funding to settle the land claims on parts of the Rail Corridor, so this land can remain intact for a future Island Rail Corridor, which will be an important part of our zero-emission strategy at some point in the future.

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 I do. I strongly support the UPASS program which provides free transit to youth under 18. I’d like to see this free/discounted model slowly expand overtime, starting with seniors, then moving to low-income families, and youth under age 25. This goal is included in my policy platform.

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 I do. Our society is quickly moving towards walkable/bikeable cities, and expensive car parking will not be required as much in the future. Reducing parking minimums leads to cheaper buildings for residents, and more creative designs for liveable space. To do this, we must build new buildings with ample sustainable transport amenities, such as larger bike rooms, car share parking, and EV chargers.

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

We need to invest in our public spaces to ensure they are engaging for families, youth and all residents. As a parent, it’s important we have car-free spaces in the downtown core, so parents aren’t worried about kids getting hit by a vehicle. This can also be done by re-designing spaces to have amenities for people, including tables, covered areas, playgrounds for kids, public art, splash pads, food options, or live entertainment. I’d like to see a large playground or splash pad in the downtown core, or a great dog-park that attracts people from around the region. We need exciting amenities that encourage people to utilize our inner city.

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

Yes I do. This is a critical issue for downtown Victoria, to help serve residents, create safety for the unhoused community, and protect our businesses. It also makes downtown more inviting for the public, as they can visit without feeling pressure to spend money or go shopping. Victoria built one new washroom in 2021, for a cost of $400K, which I feel is good value for building this type of important amenity.


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