Sidewalks: An open letter to Saanich

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013
Sidewalks: An open letter to Saanich

Earlier this summer, I invited Saanich residents to contact me to point out areas of the municipality where the safety and quality of the walking environment could be improved by a proper sidewalk. The response to my request was extraordinary. I received well over 200 invitations to visit neighbourhoods in every part of Saanich to […]

Walkability in Saanich

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013
Walkability in Saanich

As you know, sidewalks and mobility continue to be major priorities for me. This summer I launched a sidewalk study tour. I have been visiting dozens of neighbourhoods all over Saanich to take a look at the walking environment. I asked your Council to develop a sidewalk strategy that would guide the construction of pedestrian […]

Sidewalk strategy prompts review

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013
Sidewalk strategy prompts review

Saanich councillor’s sidewalk crusade prompts policy review; by Jeff Bell, Times Colonist – September 27, 2013 Saanich staff will review the municipality’s policies governing sidewalks after one councillor sparked a discussion on the issue. Coun. Dean Murdock raised the issue at a meeting this week after spending part of his summer visiting neighbourhoods and talking with […]

Sidewalks strike a chord

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Sidewalks strike a chord with Saanich residents Kyle Slavin, Saanich News – September 19, 2013 Dean Murdock’s position as a councillor makes him prone to fielding questions from Saanich residents about a variety of hot-button issues. The one question that comes up more than all others? “When is my street getting a sidewalk?” And unless […]

Creating a Walkable Saanich

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Councillor working to bring more sidewalks to Saanich Jeff Bell, Times Colonist – September 20, 2013 Saanich Coun. Dean Murdock spent part of his summer examining the needs for sidewalks around the municipality. He talked to residents about their desire for sidewalks and has produced a report that will be presented to his fellow councillors […]

Recommending a Sidewalk Strategy

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013

Background As Councillors are probably aware, I spent the better part of the summer on a sidewalk study tour. I invited Saanich residents to contact me to point out areas of the municipality where the safety and quality of the walking environment could be improved by a proper sidewalk. The response to my request was […]

Accelerating planning in the Douglas corridor

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

Saanich teams with Victoria on gas tax funding application By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich and Victoria councils are hoping for a $1 million grant to help them plan for a new-and-improved Douglas Street corridor. Saanich council last week unanimously supported a joint application with the City of Victoria seeking federal gas tax money […]

Joint application with Victoria to accelerate Douglas st planning

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Saanich Council supports funding application to expedite Douglas Corridor planning May 28, 2012 CFAX 1070 Saanich Council has supported a report regarding the securing of funding that would expedite the planning process for the future of the Douglas Corridor. Saanich Councilor Dean Murdock the request for funding would be made of the UBCM, in a […]

Securing right of way for Swartz Bay to Downtown trail

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Saanich Council supports recommendation to secure land for portion of Interurban Rail Trail May 28, 2012 CFAX 1070 Saanich Council has voted in favor of a recommendation to request a portion of federal government owned land be secured for the Interurban Rail Trail, should the property be sold. Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock says Monday night’s […]

Let’s get moving: Interim traffic fixes

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012

We need to get moving. Traffic snarls on our major roads are an everyday occurrence. Gridlock costs commuters time that could be spent at home with family. It costs businesses money when customers are too frustrated to drive to their store. Solving our traffic woes has long been a priority for residents and municipal councils […]