Yes. This is another key pillar of my campaign. Significant investment and planning in both the new TMP and annual budgets is a must. There will not be any successful 15-minute neighbourhood, without an active transportation network. The road network is important too and we must fund maintenance and repair, but active transportation must receive a much greater share of funding.
Yes. Ottawa’s bike infrastructure is insufficient, especially in many of our suburbs. If elected, over the next council term, I would work to develop Ottawa’s 25-year bicycle network during one term, front-loading our investment and connecting residents with schools, businesses, and the O-Train.
Our major transit stations should include secure, weather-protected bike parking, to enable a multi-modal system which connects deeper into the city.
In River Ward, it’s time to fix intersections like Prince of Wales and Hog’s Back to enable cycling trips that continue smoothly from NCC pathways onto city infrastructure.