1. What would be your highest priorities in the next two years to reduce the total energy use and emissions from transportation?
- I would work with BC transit to understand the needs they have in infrastructure improvements to our roads to move people faster at lower costs.
- Making sure that the design of our newly built bike lanes have considered all requirements of the public before spending, making sure there is no wasted dollars that can go to increasing our bike networks instead of improving already built bike lanes.
- I would encourage the development of hydrogen use in the transportation industry in Victoria and would look to federal grants for hydrogen initiatives and research.
2. Over the next two years, would you support increasing the space for walking, biking, and public transit and reducing that for private motor vehicles in your community? How would you do that?
Yes I would do this through reduced parking requirements in new construction to build homes for those that choose not to own a vehicle or use car sharing options. This will increase green space in our community.
3. Would you actively encourage the provincial government to prioritize public transit, walking and biking infrastructure over roadway expansion projects? If so, how?
Yes I would do this by building better relationships between the Council members and the Province.
4. What initiatives would you support to make Victoria a safer and more enjoyable place to walk?
Repairs to our current walkways that are in terrible shape and encouraging developers to build walkable neighbourhoods with bike and walking paths within developments.
5. What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next two years to make walking safer and more pleasant in the City of Victoria?
I would support the repair of our sidewalks which are used by all our residents of all ages and abilities. Increased walking paths within and around our parks to provide a safe environment for seniors.
6. Do you support completing the minimum AAA bikeway network by 2022?
7. Beyond Victoria’s current AAA bike network plans, what projects or initiatives would you support to grow bicycle usage in the city and meet its mode share targets?
Increased parking variances for newly built units for those that do not own a car. Our roads and infrastructure are already paid for by all but those that do not use our roads for automobile parking etc. Currently they are paying for newly created parking that they do not require which increases the cost of housing. This will increase bike use.
8. Would you support completing the 24/7 bus lanes along the Douglas Street/Highway 1 corridor, as well as along other routes such as the Pat Bay Highway as a high priority for municipalities and the BC government in the next two years?
Yes providing the resources are available from all forms of government.
9. Would you support keeping the E&N railway as a railway and actively campaign for electrified passenger and freight services?
10. Would you support and actively campaign for street-level electrified rapid transit in the greater Victoria region? If so, along what routes
Yes, I would look at the network of street cars that Victoria once used as a start and look to have an electrified transit method to move cruise ship passengers from the harbour to downtown Victoria through James Bay.
11. In the next two years, would you support removing the requirements for off-street vehicle parking from new and infill developments?
Yes, not necessarily a complete exemption but definitely reduced.
12. Over the next two years, how and what initiatives would you pursue to encourage people to safely use public spaces (including sidewalks, public squares, streets, parking stalls and parks) in Victoria?
I believe we need to have safe streets and parks to encourage usage of our public spaces. Once we have a situation that our common areas are safe, I would encourage a campaign to let our residents know that it’s time to take advantage of our city through walking and biking.
13. Do you support keeping Government St as a pedestrian priority area (similar to summer 2020), with vehicle access managed to certain types of functions, or limited to specific hours?