Sustainable Transportation Survey Questions Summary

Council Member 1. What does sustainable transportation mean to you?

Brian Bigger
Mayor

Sustainable Transportation in my opinion includes more than vehicular transport and
includes means by air water and rail as well. I believe it requires comprehensive
planning to ensure that the preferred method of transport is something that has minimal
impact on the environment, promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages the reduced
consumption of fossil fuels.

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

Sustainable transportation means maintaining and improving forms of transportation for all residents such as bike paths and walk trails in our community.

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

Sustainable transportation consists of a plan of action that will reduce the dependency of residents on automobile usage while promoting more active transportation such as cycling, walking and any other form of non-motorized travel from place to place. It is also about providing options for residents so that they can perhaps combine public transit and take along their bikes for part of the trip or walk for part of the way.

René Lapierre
Ward 6

Sustainable transportation is one that people can rely on daily as a mode of transportation, to and from work, to get to social without having to worry about isolated sporadic timelines. It also means a transportation that financially feasible for the corporation but also the public who is utilising it.

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

Sustainable transportation are means of navigating the City that are cost effective and environmentally friendly including public transit, cycling, walking and car pooling.

Al Sizer
Ward 8

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

It is a very important issue for the future of Greater Sudbury. We need to invest in other (less expensive) modes of transportation beyond the single occupant vehicle. Continuing to widen and build new roads is not sustainable, we already have an 80 year infrastructure deficit; every time we widen or create new road (that will need maintenance in 10 to 15 years) we extend that infrastructure deficit.

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

Transportation that is economically, environmentally and socially responsible and responsive to the needs of the citizens.

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

Complete Streets that are are walkable, cyclable and have good traffic flow.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

Equal opportunity for safe,efficient transportation for all . Meeting the mobility needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’.(WIKI)

Council Member 2. How are you going to support it in our community?

Brian Bigger
Mayor

As Mayor I will be a champion for sustainable transportation. In my youth I cycled with
the Sudbury Cycling Club and won a gold medal at the Ontario Summer Games in 1974.
This passion for the great outdoors has stayed with me all through my life and is an
important factor in deciding to make Sudbury our home.

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

I am going to do my best to recommend that when new infrastructure is created or existing infrastructure is repaired that it includes bike path and walk trails for the citizens of Greater Sudbury and my Ward.

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

It is my intention to aggressively promote a planned approach which will result in an expansion of the network of bicycle lanes, trails, multi-use pathways and even paved lanes and sidewalks which will encourage residents to use an alternative form of transportation whenever possible. I will also be suggesting that vehicles which have multiple passengers be provided with some incentive in the form of reduced or free parking at municipal parking lots in order to drastically reduce the number of single-passenger vehicles operating on our roads. This should not only be done with new construction and new developments, but we should begin adding these to existing infrastructure. I think the suggestion of an integrated transportation and land use policy which allows for a more active transportation options. This is something that the planning department may have to start looking for when they approve new applications for developments and retail centers. We should also begin to construct a network of trails and bike paths that allow for people to go from subdivision to subdivision without the need to use vehicles. We should also be trying to encourage people to plan their shopping trips so that they can get everything done in one outing rather than going back and forth numerous times to different destinations.

René Lapierre
Ward 6

Once at the council table I believe we need to see action, in regards to better transportation. I think and idea could be to have satellite transfer stations in the outlying areas so more buses could stay in the those communities and bring them to a satellite depot who then has transfers for 1 bus back to town. This could increase the frequency and number of buses leaving the outlying communities to the City core.

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

Transit must be more frequent and available and we must make it worth rider's while by offering better user discounts like day passes and family passes. These initiatives would boost ridership which needs to be the ultimate goal. Much can be done to improve our walking path system while bringing residents closer to our City's natural environment. We can work to complete the Junction Creek path system so we can walk from one end of the City to the other. Many residents commute via bicycle, but most areas lack sufficient and safe bike paths. It will be hard to change existing subdivisions, but where new ones are being out in proper bike lanes should be installed and when we are pursuing traffic calming, the City should ensure bike lanes are not secondary as this is not safe for drivers or cyclists.

Al Sizer
Ward 8

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

I will support it by working with council to re-think how we move in Greater Sudbury and re-think how we invest in transportation.

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

Promote cycling infrastructure, fight for maintenance of sidewalks (esp. in winter) promote transit use through reduced fees - seniors should be able to ride free for example (at least at off peak use times and weekends if not at all times) I would like to attempt a "park n ride" option for people travelling from the valley to locals such as the Data Centre and the Hospital. Users could be offered drastic discounts on bus passes and we could do express runs from places like Valley East through to the Data Centre, the Hospital and L.U. (Hwy 69N - Notre Dame/Paris St. corridor) It is my opinion that bus passes are to expensive. I would like to explore options to reduce the cost.

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

I support cycling lanes, a better transit system, a trial "park and ride". As former Councillor, was responsible for construction of Ramsey Lake Bike Path through Minnow Lake.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

1. I co authored Sudbury becoming the most pedestrian friendly city in Ontario by 2015.. 2. By continuing to advocate for better sidewalk clearing in the winter,safer pedestrian intersections-pedestrians first principle /transit efficient schedules and signage, express service ,kiss and rides,safe cycling lanes.

Multiple choice questions:

Council Member (a) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure (b) Adopting a Complete Streets Policy that details how to implement streets that are designed for all users (c) Improvements in transit service and fares to meet the needs of citizens (d) Implementation and coordination of Transportation Demand Management

Brian Bigger
Mayor

I will champion that I will champion that I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

I will vote in favour I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

René Lapierre
Ward 6

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Al Sizer
Ward 8

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will champion that

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

I will champion that I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

I will champion that I will champion that I will vote in favour I will champion that
Explanations:

Council Member Explanations

Brian Bigger
Mayor

a) Although there is funding and support from the City, improved focus is needed.
b) This is key to sustainability and the City’s strategy to deal with our infrastructure funding gap.

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

René Lapierre
Ward 6

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

Al Sizer
Ward 8

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

n/a

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

Since 2006 I have advocated for bus shelters,benches,sidewalk winter maintenance enhancements,have supported 100%accessible bus purchase and services.Subdivision site plans need to be revised in a more timely fashion to reflect the philosophy of current lifestyles and demographics.meaning bicyle lanes inclusion,traffic calming and sustainable site plan policy.


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