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 […]

Making sidewalks a higher priority

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

For the second year in a row, Council increased the sidewalk construction budget by a half-million dollars. This provides a much needed boost to spending to accelerate pedestrian infrastructure projects all over Saanich. The increase in sidewalk spending represents a significant shift in priorities in favour of pedestrian mobility. Proper sidewalks let people of all […]