“A Politician thinks of the next election... A Leader thinks of the next generation.”
Vehicle emissions account for 40% of our CO2 emissions.
Getting more cars off the road will help with reaching our goal of net carbon zero as well as help address the ongoing concern of traffic congestion that results in road rage and dangerous speeding.
Residents have asked me for years to please address the increasingly frustrating traffic congestion on our streets.
The only way to decrease traffic congestion is to decrease the number of cars on the road. Period.
We need to create, incentivize and promote viable, alternative transportation options for residents that will convince people to leave their car in the driveway as well as seek out ways to decrease “cut through” traffic of non-Burlington commuters that represents upwards of 30% of our traffic congestion.
We need to commit to increasing street safety in our neighbourhoods.
Solutions like adding stop signs, speed bumps and roadway narrowing have some positive benefit but have not solved the problem.
For the past 2 years I have already been helping to implement the Mobile Speed Enforcement Camera Program whereby the City can target specific streets and ticket drivers who are choosing to create dangerous conditions our streets.