BACCC asked all municipal candidates for their views on environmentally-friendly transportation options, presenting them with these three questions. Views expressed are solely those of the candidates and do not reflect the views of BACCC or its members. All responses have been reviewed to ensure appropriateness and relevance to the questions posed. We encourage you to make an informed decision by researching your local candidates.
Burlington Ward 3 Candidate Luke McEachern
From the recommendations in BACCC’s Options for Travel report, which would be your top priority to enact to ensure safe, reliable, convenient and equitable transportation options?
Involvement of local School Boards to encourage utilization of City Buses and routes for local field trips to local Museums , Libraries, Events, Ice Skating or Swimming pools etc.
If you want to train people it’s necessary to start when they are young.
You don’t plant a tree for tomorrow but for generations to come.
If environmentally friendly transportation options are not convenient, residents will be less likely to choose those options over driving.
What steps would you take to ensure environmentally friendly transportation options are convenient?
To improve convenience and reliability the City should consider Traffic lights or lanes at intersections that allow Buses to Advance ahead of the regular car traffic.
Systems such as this are already being utilized in Cambridge ON.
Environmentally friendly transportation needs to be perceived as safe in order to be viewed as a viable option.
What steps would you take to ensure all users feel safe when using all transportation methods?
I fully support the idea of retaining and developing the Local Police Services to be deployed in greater numbers to areas of particular interest and import to enforce strictly moving violations, HTA rules and laws.
This could mean Officers deployed on area specific Foot, Bicycle and Car Patrols devoting zero tolerance for infractions in areas of greatest need.