How will you improve the conditions of our roads and provide accessible and more diverse transportation options like public transit and safe paths for bikes and pedestrians?

Glenn Lazard
Glenn Lazard
Candidate for City Council District 5

When it comes to infrastructure projects such as roads, sidewalks, etc. everything starts with available funds. I will search for necessary funds to insure that public roads and streets within the district are maintained and repaired when necessary. It is imperative that we provide cyclists and pedestrians with safe pathways to get around various parts of the community. I would strongly favor a policy that insures that a certain percentage of funds budgeted for roadway construction be allocated to bicycle trails, sidewalks and other safety improvements, especially is areas where there is a proven need. We need to constantly evaluate public transit to insure that it is meeting the needs of the community.

Lionel Rodriguez
Lionel Rodriguez
Candidate for City Council District 5

I will improve our roads and pedestrian walkways by fighting and securing funding for our district. Secondly, planning and spending the funds in a way that is not wasteful and enhances the value of our district and city. I am in favor of expanding our bike paths where it makes sense. We must not force bike paths along dangerous streets and byways. I would be in favor of the scooters as a mode of transportation on a more restrictive basis and in certain areas. I would also meet with local residents who use public transportation for input on improvements.

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Candidate for City Council District 5

I will work to make sure federal grant monies allocated are dispersed in areas needed most concerning infrastructure. I will re-evaluate the transportation system we currently have to make them safer and more community friendly. I will implement the Adopt-A-Road program with DOTD throughout District 5.

Aaron Staten
Aaron Staten
Candidate for City Council District 5

1. Using experience learned from programs like "Rebuild Lafayette North," a '90s quasi-government entity investing over $106 million in infrastructure, I plan to use various financial tools, including federal grants and matching funds, to fix as well as upgrade roads and infrastructure. All without raising taxes.

2. Consulting with experts in the craft like Andre Angelle, president of Bike Lafayette, a cycling advocacy organization that focuses on education, safety, infrastructure, and community in Acadiana, on the most efficient ways to provide safe paths for bikes and pedestrians.