As in previous posts, I take the perspective that public transit policy should include both a public transit system and significant funding for an active transportation network. In HRM, we are making gains, however we still have a lot of work to do. Currently, in Dartmouth Centre there is only one small area on Wyse Road with a dedicated painted bike lane. There is a greenway,(off road) network running from Alderney Landing to Shubie Park, and also according to HRM Bike Map, it extends into the Russell Lake area. As your councillor for Dartmouth Centre, I will be a strong supporter of greater incorporation of active transportation into our existing and future infrastructure. Within my first year as your councillor for Dartmouth Centre I will:
- Engage Traffic Services to examine Dartmouth Centre regarding dedicated painted bike lanes.
- Enable a dialogue between HRM Traffic Services and Cycling stakeholders regarding cyclists on our roadways.
- Submit recommendations to council for the addition of a stronger connection of dedicated bike lanes in Dartmouth Centre.
It is time Dartmouth Centre has a voice, that believes that decisions we make today affect tomorrow. It is time for sustainability and accountability: in October 2012 Vote Bryn for Dartmouth Centre.