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 Ward 14 Candidate Christine Seketa
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?
My priority is public and roadway safety. I would review the Chedoke Secondary Plan, untouched in decades, to meet demands of all of Scenic Drive for Increased micro mobility ( foot people that walk, run, cycle, push strollers), build connectivity south through Sanatorium to Mohawk, along Mohawk to Garth, and Upper Paradise to Rymal and Rymal and Twenty Road.
Pedestrian crossovers on Scenic Drive, Rymal Road, and Mohawk.
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?
In order to increase public and roadway safety, our street s in my ward 14 must be reclaimed to rebalance safety between foot people and car people. (Credit: Jane Jacobs)
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?
One of my main ward 14 priority is public and roadway safety.
I’m committed to increasing bike lanes by 30 percent and bollard-protected and painted including Rymal and Mohawk Roads at Upper Paradise and Garth, and Scenic Drive.