Just about everyone in Irvine agrees that our recent explosive residential growth has led to unprecedented traffic congestion.
And every candidate for Irvine City Council now promises to control over-development and keep our traffic moving.
But no other candidate has offered a practical, concrete plan to accomplish this goal.
The key elements of my traffic plan are:
– Provide immediate relief for Irvine commuters by speeding up road and street repairs and prioritizing improvement projects throughout the city.
– Ensure Irvine residents and commuters have access to multiple safe and efficient transportation choices, including automobiles, bicycling, walking, iShuttle, ride-sharing, streetcar, and student transportation to Irvine’s schools.
– Restore Irvine’s village planning model requiring that housing developments include grocery stores, shopping, entertainment and childcare within one mile.
– Aggressively push for Irvine’s fair share of transportation funds from local, state, and ederal agencies — make sure that Irvine gets our fair share of Measure M, Measure S and Measure T funds for transportation to start — and seek out grants for fuel efficient and clean transportation projects.
These are concrete and practical steps that can be taken right now to help get our traffic and transportation problems under control, unsnarl our roads and provide Irvine residents with more transportation choices.
We must do something effective now about Irvine’s traffic, not just appoint a bureaucratic traffic commission to kick the can down the road.
The Fox Traffic Plan will reduce travel time, reduce noise, improve access to employment and entertainment centers, improve parking and reduce emissions, and make our streets safer for children, bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
Your comments and questions are welcome.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit my campaign website at votemelissafox.com.
Let’s get Irvine moving again!