Sustainable Transportation Survey Questions Summary

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

John Antonioni

For me, this is the sum total of a collection of community cultural and governmental initiatives, services and infrastructure that assist in delivering the effective and efficient movement of people (not just traffic) while mitigating and reducing all negative impacts. This effort must take into account efforts to be convenient and global in its appeal, maintain environmental neutrality, improve safety and provide long term fiscal benefits

Fern Cormier

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

Hannu Piironen

It means creating a system of moving people and goods efficiently and cost effectively in an environmentally conscious fashion. All modes of transport , walking, cycling, transit and personal vehicles have to be taken into consideration. We have to look at our transportation system on a holistic basis.

Steve Ripley

Sustainable transportation means a lessening of greenhouse gasses, less local pollution, better health and quality of life for our cities citizens.

Mila Wong

To me this means that the City can continue to afford providing this. In North America, only the transit system in California have revenues, majority operate in deficit seldom does it operate in break-even situations.

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

John Antonioni

I will deliver support to all efforts helping to reduce vehicular traffic and long term efforts to reduce Sudbury’s car dependency (and negative effects thereof.) I will promote enhanced transit functionality, incorporating improved cycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Transit:

We must begin by having the discussions about placement of multiple transit transfer stations and enhancing transit schedules to make them more effective and usable. Furthermore, we may be able to enhance customer service delivery with respect to driver assistance in the movement and seating of those with assistive and mobility devices if necessary.

Cycling:

All road development and re-development should incorporate cycle lanes…not only as a primary cycle route but also for its traffic modification effects. An associated benefit of even the simplest roadway cycle path is that it may provide similar traffic modification to physical elements such as speed bumps and abutments for much less cost. I say that’s a win-win.

Pedestrians:

Since moving back to Sudbury, I’ve noticed a general disregard to for the law which gives then pedestrian a right of way at cross walks. I would see more controlled, lighted and defined crossways as well as increased enforcement of traffic in these areas. In Ward 10 – especially downtown and in and around Health Sciences North. Furthermore, better pedestrian traffic control is required around places of road construction and renovation. I have seen that it is very difficult for citizens (especially seniors and those with assistive devices) to negotiate road construction area. Improved pedestrian control and access during construction must be made a significant term of all construction works and contracts.

Transportation Demand Management:

I would promote the incorporation of TDM strategies into the Greater Sudbury area… Examples of these include car pool parks, ride matching programs, preferential parking… etc. The possibilities are endless.

Fern Cormier

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.

Hannu Piironen

I will support initiatives such as bicycle routes which will actually be able to take people where they want to go, safely and without battling automobile and truck traffic. Share rows are not the answer. I would promote Sudbury Transit. We should be looking at new routes and a revamped Sunday service. More people on buses mean fewer vehicles on the roads.

Steve Ripley

Every means available to me.

Mila Wong

I will support sustainability goals.
Get the info details of the current state, what are the variables, revenues and expenditures, frequency of replacement staff from sick calls (this was a problem before in the past), hold the cost to encourage more ridership, accessible to all and any disabilities. Tie the accessibility issue with the government mandate on the Ontario Accessibility Act.

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

John Antonioni

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

Fern Cormier

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

Hannu Piironen

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

Steve Ripley

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Mila Wong

Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

John Antonioni

Fern Cormier

Hannu Piironen

Steve Ripley

Less heavy traffic means less infrastructure repairs to roadways compared to heavy traffic roadways.

Mila Wong

A - As a northern Ontario community, the use of dedicated bicycles route will be seasonal so I am unsure of this but I will champion safer pedestrian walkway, walking is good for life.
B-I will support these in future developments
C-I support this for these reasons: reduce pollution, a dedicated transportation for seniors and the disabled, there are best practices already being implemented in other municipalities and cities. We do not have to reinvent the wheel
D-We cannot separate or versus: moving people effectively from motorized traffic that is nonsense both modalities use the same road. In peak time traffic, lanes can be designated as high density vehicles – meaning from 2 + passengers on any vehicle, with consequences for those who violate it. Again we can learn from other places who already researched these issues and implemented their best practice. We waste so much time, energy and resources in studies after studies on these are old issues.


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