As the founder of the City’s Road Safety Committee, Pat is committed to working to make our roads safer for everyone.
Through working with the various citizens who served on the committee, Pat was part of bringing major safety campaigns to Mississauga. She helped launch the Road Watch program in the city and is currently playing a large role in promoting it and getting more residents involved.
In 2018 Pat brought a motion to Council to adopt the principles of Vision Zero. This is an international road safety program that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities on our roads to zero. A similar motion was also approved at the Region of Peel and Pat works closely with staff from both governments to implement it.
She is passionate about this goal and was also successful in having Council agree to reinstate the Road Safety Committee which had been disbanded in 2014 against her wishes. This committee has a group of dedicated citizens, stakeholders and staff who want to see Vision Zero become a reality.
Pat advocates for safe design of our streets. She is speaking out against the design of the multi-use trails in Ward 9 and is pushing for more safety measures to be installed along them. As a strong voice for the community and all trail users, she will persist in this until real action happens.
One of Pat’s goals for 2019 is for the city to have a set of concrete design guidelines that incorporate changes to some of our key locations to make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists. There are many proven physical methods of improving road safety and she will work to convince Council to adopt these on our city streets. All of these changes will require citizen support and Pat will continue to hold public meetings to get ongoing input.