Sustainable Transportation Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. What does sustainable transportation mean to you?

Matt Alexander

Sustainable transportation means walking and cycling are safe and effective means of getting around the city without increasing congestion for residents who need their vehicles on a daily basis.

Denis Ferron

Sustainable transportation is essential in any larger city to assure everyone has a means of affordable transportation to work, school , events and personal outings, we have a widespread region and need to keep servicing and improving transportation and encourage it’s use .

Mathieu Labonté

Sustainable transportation, to me, means having access to choose viable alternatives to driving in the city. Every Sudburian should have access to affordable transit that works for them, 7 days a week, all day and night. bike lanes shouldn't be an afterthought to our roads and our transportation infrastructure should be built to take advantage of all modes of transportation, be it walking, biking, taking the bus or driving, without endangering anyone or being solely road-centric.

Sidney Shapiro

I think its important to find methods of transportation that use renewable energy and help keep the costs down for patrons, and keep the environment clean. We have weak public infrastructure when it comes to mass transit (such as a train), and we should look at how best to help commuters get to work, perhaps through car pooling or other programs.

Mark Signoretti

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

Paul Soucie

There must be a convenient and affordable means for people to be able to move about the area at their convenience.

Chris Spry

Simply, that fair, accessible and affordable modes, mediums or means of transportation are made available to all residents.

Thomas Trainor

Candidate name 2. How are you going to support it in our community?

Matt Alexander

I’ll work with developers to ensure new subdivisions and commercial developments are designed to accommodate walking and cycling because it is more cost-effective and easier to include sidewalks, appropriate crossings and bike lanes when a neighbourhood is first built then to try to add them later. I’ll also encourage business-owners to install bike racks and pedestrian paths through parking lots in existing areas.

Denis Ferron

Encourage input from the end user and see if there are areas the city should look at improving routes or schedules.

Mathieu Labonté

I would push for a requirement that new subdivisions have dedicated walking and biking paths in addition to their current green space requirements. Sudbury has a mixture of these paths as it is, but some parts of it exist at the whim of developers and property owners, and one could find themselves walking down their shortcut only to find it bulldozed. Having a dedicated network around the city would make walking and biking and viable option for the average Sudburian to a greater extent than simply adding bike lanes and sidewalks to existing roads.

As for transit, the bus system needs an overhaul. Under the current system, young Sudburians may miss out on shifts or even employment opportunities because they have to rely on a bus system that doesn't run early or late enough, and Sunday can be a pain no matter what your reason for riding, and that's if the bus shows up on time. Beyond simply reviewing the transit system, we need to be committed to having it run right, instead of only 'good enough'. That is what I am committed to pushing for.

Sidney Shapiro

I think we should look into energy efficient and clean energy solutions for transportation, as well as improvements and alternatives to the current options available in Sudbury.

Mark Signoretti

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.

Paul Soucie

By insuring that we have govenience systems in place to serve the publics needs

Chris Spry

By insisting bike lanes are no longer an afterthought. That our buses run at times and on routes that benefit the citizens at the right times. That buses can accommodate all people regardless of disability.

Thomas Trainor

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (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

Matt Alexander

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

Denis Ferron

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

Mathieu Labonté

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

Sidney Shapiro

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

Mark Signoretti

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

Paul Soucie

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

Chris Spry

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

Thomas Trainor

Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Matt Alexander

A – Our roads budget should commit a percentage of funding for cycling and walking to match the percentage Sudburians we would like to see cycling to work every day. We need active transportation targets and a committed strategy to achieve those targets.
B – Motor vehicle traffic is prioritized on our roads for a reason, but our major arterial roads are often the only way to get from one part of the city to another. For example, there is no way to get from the West End in Ward 1 to the Four Corners without travelling on Regent St, which is not a safe or comfortable route for pedestrians, cyclists or transit users. To focus primarily on motor vehicles we limit the economic potential of businesses along these routes and across the city.
C – The city needs to devise and implement a ridership growth strategy for transit. This may result in schedule adjustments, new fare structures and route adjustments. This must happen with deep public consultation, including consultation with people who currently don’t use transit.
D – A transportation demand management approach to new development and redevelopments will help ensure major traffic generators don’t have a negative impact on adjacent roads and neighbourhoods. It will also help ensure our transit lines are more cost-effective and attractive for residents.

Denis Ferron

Mathieu Labonté

Sidney Shapiro

Mark Signoretti

Paul Soucie

Chris Spry

D-would need to explore existing staffing options before supporting more hiring.

Thomas Trainor


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