Statement on the candidates website related to active transportation (accessed Sept 2018):
- “Our community should be able to get throughout Winnipeg with our choice of transportation; whether car, transit, cycling, or walking. We need access to well-maintained roads, safe bike trails, and efficient transit in order to flourish.”
- “Find ways to expand the Transcona Trail system further west and link into downtown is a priority for many residents and an important part of a healthy community.”
From Vote Winnipeg 2018 (Winnipeg Free Press) accessed 2 Oct 2018:
Q: “What should Winnipeg’s plan be for the future of public and active transit?”
A: “I support a reliable and efficient transit system. I have heard from the residents of Transcona that is there is not a quick way to get where they are going. Transcona is still dealing with the symptoms of amalgamating Transcona into Winnipeg that has left us with suboptimal commute routes between Transcona and Downtown. I think we need to undertake a careful study of traffic in the area to determine how to optimize traffic flows and determine if our current road infrastructure is sufficient for our community’s needs. As an example, we should look if the Louise Bridge has sufficient capacity.
I am strongly supportive of an approach that uses Transit and vehicle traffic to alleviate the current pinch points. Making Transit a viable option for many to get from Transcona to other areas of Winnipeg will also help deal with our current traffic concerns. My goal is to work with Council, City Administration, and Advocates to increase ridership.
My focus for active transportation would be a further extension of the Transcona Trail network to link from the current termination point of Regent further south to link up with active transportation corridors in St. Boniface.”