Yes. Traffic safety and traffic concerns continue to be one of the top complaints brought forward to my office since elected. Again, moving forward on the Brian Coburn extension would create safe cycling infrastructure in my ward and remove cars from the environmentally sensitive and dangerous Renaud Road where cyclists have tragically been killed. The transportation infrastructure deficit in my ward must be addressed. Additionally, I was able to secure $10 million in road resurfacing for our ward in this most recent budget cycle and that included adding or renewing paved shoulders on some of our biggest arterials. The trouble with the east end is that we have great pathways but many missing links for active transportation to truly make sense. This is why investing in key infrastructure and ensuring that our roads are in good condition is an investment for multiple road users.
Yes. We need to make this city as accessible as possible. With the cost of living rising, bus fares being too high, and cars becoming more and more expensive, it is becoming extremely hard to live in Ottawa. We need to invest in creating more sidewalks and bike paths on all roads. We need to ensure people feel safe in these areas as well and have options to get around our city. We must extend this to every part of Ottawa, from the centre of the city to the rural areas. Creating more safe biking and walking infrastructure is not only in the best interest of people, but also in the best interest of our environment and climate.
Shamsa Sheikh Ahmed
Did not participate.