Yes. It is essential that our bike routes are not isolated segments, but instead that they connect to public transit service and key infrastructure such as libraries, schools, and hospitals. Using bike and pedestrian infrastructure to address the first and last leg of each trip is an effective way to get people out of their cars, and using other modes of transit. This is particularly important in the suburbs, where distances between services are longer. Bike lanes cost a fraction of the cost of roads to build and maintain, and it is important to build them properly - paint is not infrastructure and it does not provide adequate protection.
I have focused on improving cyclist and pedestrian safety in our ward through projects such the addition of the Bank Street Bridge bike lanes, redesign of Bronson avenue intersection by Carelton, and reduction of the speed limit to 30km/hour throughout residential areas of the ward. I will continue to push for an expansion of the active transportation network throughout the city, both in terms of construction, and winter maintenance.
No. Ottawa has an excellent bike path network. Where it can be improved, I would support. I would take more care with improving our sidewalks.