Halifax needs to invest in the proposed rapid transit network and changes to how we move people from place to place.
In recent months we’ve come face to face with real barriers to mobility in our municipality. Going forward, we must ensure that HRM has complete streets in rural, suburban and urban centres that are walkable, bikeable and safe for all people of ages and abilities.
More than ever, our natural areas are becoming necessary spaces for safe socializing and exercise. In addition to active transportation, now is the time for transformative Bus Rapid Transit, ferry expansion and suburban park-and-rides that will connect residents from all over HRM to these spaces. We can ensure people of all abilities are able to access the mobility options they need.
To successfully transform mobility in the region, we need to follow through on three transformative plans, changing how we get around with the Integrated Mobility Plan 2017, the walking and cycling network outlined in Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan, and the recently adopted Rapid Transit Plan 2020 to bring more ferries and bus rapid transit to Halifax before the end of a decade.
I will announce detailed commitments for the next four years during the campaign.