Do you support the "Vision Zero" goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Hamilton? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy? If not, why not?
Responses to the question: "Do you support the "Vision Zero" goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Hamilton? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy? If not, why not?"
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6 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Farr, Laura||Yes||Traffic safety is the number one thing I have heard at the doors from people. The other day, my son and I were nearly hit crossing with the lights at King and Wentworth. In 2017, there were 1681 collisions that resulted in injuries and 16 fatalities. Our city needs to be livable if you are 8 or 80; pedestrian, cyclist, or driver.
There are many traffic calming measures that don’t cost much or anything to implement. The first thing would be to create a schedule for a comprehensive traffic audit across the ward, and then see where speed bumps, knock down sticks, bollards, or even painted optical illusions to slow traffic down are needed.
|Kuruc, Ned||Yes||I support the goal of Vision Zero. It is important that Hamilton take further action to mitigate traffic in our neighbourhoods, provide infrastructure that keeps cyclists safe and expand defined pedestrian zones on busy corners.|
|Nann, Nrinder||Yes||I wholeheartedly support Vision Zero. Every accident is one too many. We know traffic fatalities and injuries are a result of poor street designs.
* I will advocate for a city-wide review of road design with an eye to finding systematic and consistent solutions to traffic calming
* I will explore all traffic calming options including two-way conversion, speed humps and speed limit reductions
* I will advocate for upgrading our road design with a mind to complete streets, cycling, walking and crossing safely
|Smith, Dan||Yes||I do support this. As a father of two young girls that ride bikes on the road regularly and someone that has been hit by a car while biking, we do need safer streets. I would like to see traffic calming measures such as speed bumps and speed traps in more of the city.|
|Sprague, Kristeen||Yes||I do support the "Vision Zero" goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Hamilton. I think we need to continue to identify high risk areas and make appropriate improvements to safety controls in those areas. I also think it's important to make improvements to pedestrian, bus, and bicycle infrastructure to make sure that people can get from place-to-place safely. I think this effort goes hand-in-hand with making improvements to the accessibility of "green" forms of transportation, because this can get more cars off of the roads.|
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7 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)
|Denault, Steven Paul|