Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan has Council approval. However, the implementation timeline is very long and ward councillors can block individual bike lane projects. Do you support accelerating the completion of a continuous bicycle network and other initiatives like a bike sharing program and better access up and down the Escarpment? Why or why not?
Responses to the question: "Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan has Council approval. However, the implementation timeline is very long and ward councillors can block individual bike lane projects. Do you support accelerating the completion of a continuous bicycle network and other initiatives like a bike sharing program and better access up and down the Escarpment? Why or why not?"
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|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Black, Bob||Yes||Yes indeed I do support this initiative better and safer bike paths will only encourage less cars on the road which in turn will help to reduce pollution and it should also make a difference in the rush hour traffic jams. In addition, the health benefits are a great bonus.|
|DiMillo, Mark||Yes||I do support the cycling master plan for Hamilton. To accelerate certain aspects of this master plan should be considered during the next term of council. I also think it should be considered together with our LRT plans, so that we can incorporate both plans together, to maximize the efficiencies of public transit together with cyclists, who no doubt will use the LRT as a combined method of transportation.
We wouldn't want to expend our resources, only to find out we have to re-do or remove some of the cycling lanes to accommodate the LRT.
Cycling will form an integral part of our forward thinking initiatives here in Hamilton, and should be kept on the agenda, and we should set achievable goals moving forward.
|Gibson, Sean||Yes||I definitely support this initiative and as an avid bike rider that's evaded one too many accidents on our city roads. Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan is something I believe will address healthy living and a plethora of environmental matters that have plagued our city for years. We are already facing monetary woes and financial challenges as a city; hence a creative approach for this project will have to be fashioned.|
|McGrimmond, Wilamina||Yes||I support Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan.|
|Morelli, Bernie||Yes||I enthusiastically supported the Cycling Master Plan. Subject to further consultation and support, I am most interested in pursuing initiatives that are responsive to the needs of our community and the people of it.
The increased use of cycling can only prove to be of benefit to those who do it as well as help stem the increased pollution created by motor vehicles.
|Tetley, Paul||Yes||Yes, I support the completion of a continuous bike network. I feel it's important for a healthy city to provide various safe transportation options. Hamilton should be actively working towards connecting existing bike lanes and recreational trails to provide a cohesive bike network that can be used by both commuter and recreational cyclists.
In a June 2009, I wrote this letter to The Hamilton Spectator:
Also, I have personally identified a lack of proper bike racks and secure bike locking facilities, and will support their placement throughout the city.
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