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.
Hamilton Mayoral Candidate Paul Fromm
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?
I am the Motorists’ Friend. My first transportation priority is to maintain and repair the roads which are now in a deplorable state. As Mayor, I will speak truth to other levels of government about traffic gridlock which is making life unbearable in the GTA.
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?
We should not seek to manipulate people’s choices.
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?
It’s important to keep road obstruction to a minimum during repairs. Snow should be cleared from roads and sidewalks swiftly as a high priority