Public transit and active transportation must form the backbone of our community. We need reliable, affordable, accessible, and safe public transit across Somerset Ward and a new leadership to make our neighbourhood more walkable and bikeable. As your Councillor, I will:
Make investing in the reliability and frequency of public transit a top priority over the next four years.
- Push for more bus frequency on overcrowded OC Transpo routes 6, 7, 10, 11, and 14.
- Advocate for new bus shelters throughout Somerset Ward that are architecturally interesting and beautify the neighbourhood, provide protection from the elements, and have up-to-minute updates on bus arrival times.
- Encourage public transit use and promote economic growth along Bank Street through the Bank Street Circulator Pilot Project, a free bus that runs from Parliament Station to Billings Bridge.
- Fight for a more reliable ParaTranspo service for users, more investments in ParaTranspo equipment, and a greater voice in transit decision-making for Para users.
- Work with the community, city staff, and the National Capital Commission to ensure better traffic management and safer intersections between the Lebreton Flats and Dalhousie communities, especially as development increases in that section of Somerset Ward.
- Improve and implement safer bike lanes throughout Somerset Ward, including a safer crossing at Bay and Gladstone.
- Support further use of Queen Elizabeth Drive as a car-free, active transportation boulevard, and work with municipal and federal stakeholders to see what further changes can be made to the Rideau Canal corridor.
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