Seeking interim improvements to get commuters moving

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

Saanich Council supports report on Douglas Corridor traffic improvements CFAX 1070 March 26, 2012 A report authored by engineering staff on traffic improvements proposed for the Douglas Corridor received unanimous support from Saanich Council Monday night. Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock says council wants to ensure that this issue is a priority. “I hear from commuters […]

Sidewalk, bike lanes, and trail spending

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

Saanich budget discussions focus on engineering-related spending Tuesday CFAX 1070 March 6, 2012 Saanich continued budget discussions Tuesday night, with a focus on engineering-related spending. Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock says the replacement of the Craigflower Bridge was one item discussed. “that’s a project that will get underway this year, it’s valued at about 10.8 million […]

Victoria and Saanich Councils support interim fixes to speed up transit trips

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

Councils debate state of bus service in Saanich and Victoria CFAX 1070 February 29 2012 B-C Transit provided an update on its planning for a light rail rapid transit line to a special joint meeting of Saanich and Victoria Councils…but most of the politicians seemed more interested in what can be done to improve bus […]

Happy to support Denise Savoie’s Green Commuter Choices bill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

‘Green commuting’ bill finds second wind By Jeff Bell, Times Colonist February 11, 2012 With buses passing behind her and cyclists in attendance, Victoria MP Denise Savoie had the ideal setting Friday to announce that her 2009 private member’s bill on “green” commuter choices will be re-introduced in Parliament. Since she is Deputy Speaker, Savoie […]

Saanich News: Light rail

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on light-rail transit along the Douglas Street corridor. Dean Murdock, council candidate: The proposed light rail plan was unanimously supported by Mayor and Council because of its economic, social, and environmental benefits. I support the plan and want to see an […]

Saanich News: Traffic

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on the transportation issues in Saanich (outside of the light rail discussion). Dean Murdock, council candidate: Traffic is a concern for most of the residents I talk to on the doorstep. We can reduce congestion with improved public transit service that […]

Saanich News: Aging population

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on Saanich’s aging demographics. Dean Murdock, council candidate: As our population ages, it’s important that our community has the infrastructure and services to allow older adults to “age in place”. That means making neighbourhoods and major routes more accessible and welcoming. […]

Saanich residents deserve neighbourhood sidewalks

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release November 1, 2011 Saanich residents deserve neighbourhood sidewalks: Murdock Victoria – Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock thinks your neighbourhood needs a sidewalk. Announcing his mobility plan today, Murdock said quality sidewalks and bike lanes are a priority for most of the Saanich residents he’s met on the doorstep. “In almost every […]

3-storey commercial building offers early preview of Shelbourne Valley transformation

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

Signature building to serve as catalyst for Shelbourne renewal By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News While staffers plan out the future of Shelbourne Valley – complete with dense centres and walkable villages – council OK’d what it hopes will be the “catalyst” for that change Monday night. A small three-storey building – which will house […]

An independent evaluation will prove LRT benefits

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

We know that other cities have seen incredible economic growth as a result of rail systems in their major corridors. We know that LRT can reduce emissions significantly and can do a lot to encourage new ridership — as much as double ridership — bringing more convenience and lower car-dependence to thousands of individuals and […]