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 Rory Nisan
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?
More buses to increase frequency. This is how we get more people on public transit. Make it regular enough that people don’t have to check the schedule. That is the long term goal.
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?
I want an active transportation bridge over the QEW connecting North Burlington to Downtown Burlington. That will greatly improve the experience for pedestrians and cyclists, even those using electric bikes.
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?
We need more separated bike lanes. We need more multi/use paths. We need more trees and shade along those paths. We need to improve snow clearing across the city. It’s good but could be better and would require service level increases. We need the region, the city and the province working together to improve crossing the QEW and other major roads. And we need that active transportation bridge and other options to soar are cars from others.