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?
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?
Yes I support informed public input to find solutions that achieve safer neighbourhoods for Walking and Rolling.
5. How would you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in Saanich?
More and wider sidewalks planned and implemented in areas developing through densification.
6. Do you support building a network of all ages and abilities (“AAA”) bike and roll routes throughout Saanich?
Quick build projects such as that being built along Tillicum Rd are supported by the data and welcomed by the community.
7. Do you support welcoming people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters to use all ages and abilities (AAA) bike and roll routes?
Definitely I do… I experienced helping my husband try to navigate the public space as he experienced ALS and decreasing ability to navigate streets and sidewalks and parks in a wheelchair.
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?
The CRD is using every opportunity to engage Prov and Fed Govt in supporting the rail corridor. I would heighten that advocacy.
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 pubkic transit would be fare free however the fare box provides revenue needed to increase service which research shows is a greater motivator for people to choose the bus. Targeted fare free services such as children, immigrants are opportunities to encourage a car free lifestyle.
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 support decreasing the parking requirements for new construction and setting requirements for car share, EV charging, parking for bikes and other mobility devices and expanding accessible parking.
12 How would you activate and bring more people into public spaces within Saanich, including sidewalks, public squares, streets and parks?
Good question as it’s apparent that the public space will increase in the value of residents maintaining physical and mental health as we densify. Spaces must be safe and feel safe, be accessed by an easily and accessible by wide variety of mobility options. There needs to be places for shelter from weather including sunshine.
13. Do you support adding substantively more accessible public bathrooms across Saanich?