Election 2016 Ward 6 Responses

Ward 6

Connie Deiter
Shelley Lavallee
Bill Stevenson
Joel Murray
Femi Ogunrinde
David Lerat
Trace Yellowtail
Joe Daniels
Ashley Deacon

Connie Deiter

Good afternoon:  I am an active person, a runner for the past 37 yrs and yes, I bike not as much as I like to but its part of my summer activities.  I am not familiar with the current strategies for improving bike usage but would be in favor of designated lanes and parking for bikes.  In addition, looking at some policies regarding better safety practices for trucks and other vehicles on the road.  My nephew lost his leg in a biking accident with a large commercial truck in Regina a few years ago, I am very interested in seeing a safer strategy for bike riders in Regina.  I rode a bike last summer around the city and in the park.  take care Connie

Shelley Lavallee

 

  1. Cities that develop a strong cycling strategy see escalating ridership and economic, social and environmental benefits. In detail, what does Regina need and what are you ready to support to develop a municipal cycling strategy?

Absolutely I am in favor of cycling and having more bike paths, lanes and bike friendly places and spaces. Will encourage the community associations to develop cycling strategies within their community plans for cleaner, greener, healthier spaces.

  1. The federal government has already committed to developing a 10-year infrastructure investment plan that will include significant new funding in green infrastructure to create sustainable and livable communities.  Knowing the link between infrastructure and ridership, what would do to hasten the construction of local networks of protected bicycle infrastructure?

I will support and encourage any progressive strategies and investments that will result in more bike ridership and associated infrastructure.

  1. Where did you last ride a bicycle, and what do you love most about it?

Sadly, my bicycle went missing in action. I last rode in the summer, I love the feeling of strengthening my legs and taking moments to enjoy the surroundings and personal bests in completing goals. I am more of a casual rider, and I haven’t been in a bike group. If there is a program for beginners or slow pokes, let me know. I’m more into quality and personal satisfaction versus high speeds or long distance at this point in my journey…although I am open for change.

I will be shopping online throughout the winter looking for a new bicycle…looking for ideas.

 Bill Stevenson

  1. Cities that develop a strong cycling strategy see escalating ridership and economic, social and environmental benefits. In detail, what does Regina need and what are you ready to support to develop a municipal cycling strategy?

I have always enjoyed trail cycling either through Wascana Trails, the TransCanada Trail or any of the numerous local Regina trails any day is a great day to cycle.  The Regina Revitalization Initiative is a great place to begin a new cycling strategy with investment and creation of bike lanes not only into downtown but as a starting point to many other parts of the city.

Currently there are great trails throughout the city via park trails but I know serious cyclers are looking for more than recreational cycling. While no one plan will solve all our problems I believe a study to expand our cycling lanes from residential areas to commercial and business zones will help to encourage additional cycling as an option.

  1. The federal government has already committed to developing a 10-year infrastructure investment plan that will include significant new funding in green infrastructure to create sustainable and livable communities.  Knowing the link between infrastructure and ridership, what would do to hasten the construction of local networks of protected bicycle infrastructure?

I would review past studies to see viable ideas, consult with the local cycling community, ask for a study on current conditions with the development of the RRI in mind and work to create additional options for cycle lanes. An possible solution is taking a couple of middle streets by the warehouse district and changing them to one ways and include a cycle lane going north/south. Other streets and avenues could be studied with the mind for further cycling development.

I’d expand this study to include what other city’s in similar climates have done to encourage cycling.

I’d love to see the walking overpass from the CP Railyard to Downtown Regina include enough room for cyclers to walk their bikes over (safety reason).

  1. Where did you last ride a bicycle, and what do you love most about it?

This summer I rode extensively on the trails surrounding the city on my 18 speed mountain bike and I loved the freedom to just go.

Joel Murray

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Femi Oguninde

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David Lerat

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Trace Yellowtail

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Joe Daniels

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Ashley Deacon

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