Tom Hardy: question three
Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am
The Cochrane Eagle is asking candidates an issue-based question each week leading up to the election that they will answer in their own words. If a candidate does not answer a question, we will include a bio box with a disclaimer saying the candidate did not respond. All candidates were given a limit of 185 words and questions will be edited to fit that length. Our third question is:
How do you plan to address the townís growing traffic congestion?
Like most of the points Iíve brought up, there isnít a single answer to this question.
One of the first things I think we can do using our existing infrastructure without breaking our budget is to build a better traffic model that allows us to sync up traffic lights to improve traffic flow and help eliminate the stop and go. From there, we need to push things like multiple entrances and exits to developments, overall better traffic flow through neighbourhoods, different intersections such as traffic circles and increased connectivity. For large scale projects, I would like to look at a form of ring road that can divert traffic that is only passing through town, to these high-throughput roads.
Beyond the roads, we need to find more ways to take vehicles off the road such as a transit system, things that allow people to walk more such as benches that allow seniors and other people walking to take a break and better cycling paths that allow people to feel safe as they ride their bikes around town.