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.

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

Jean-Raymond Audet

Sustainable Transportation is to provide Access of a Form of travel to All its People!

Robin Auger

Provide efficient public transportation with a schedule that attracts more users as well as ensuring plowing is at a level that allows foot traffic to easily manouver throughout the City. It also means when planning future development to include alternate modes of transportation beside motorized.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

It means properly funding the needs of the community’s demands not only for roadways and parking lots but for improved transit, park and rides, bicycle infrastructure and walking trails. We need more people on transit,but, in so doing we need the financial support to work outside of the box. As a member of the Canadian Urban Transit association Board, we continue to strive and challenge each other to push the envelope in terms of sustainable mobility. The future will look a lot different in the coming years and decades and reality is that less people will own vehicles and more people will rely on public transportation.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Every citizen should be able to get to their destination safely, conveniently and affordably whether on foot, in a wheelchair or scooter, on a bicycle, on the bus, or in their own vehicle.

Fernand Bidal

Having appropriate and affordable transportation means for all our residents.

Brian Bigger

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.

Mike Bleskie

Sustainable transportation means a mix of transportation options that actively reduce or eliminate carbon and emissions output.

Kevin Brault

Public Transportation network that is economically and environmentally viable for future generations.

Jeanne Brohart

Sustainable transportation needs to be an efficient, effective and environmentally friendly means of getting people with various needs to places they NEED to get to. The most efficient way to do this is obviously public transportation provided buses are not running empty or near empty

Tay Butt

Study of transportation that is sustainable in the senses of social, environmental and climate impacts and the ability to, in the global scope, supply the source energy indefinitely. (Web Definition)

Fern Cormier

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

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Equitable mobility for all regardless of circumstance

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

Ensuring all citizens have access to affordable and effective forms of transportation and have options for transportation. There are so many areas in the city to connect that we need to work together to create solutions to ensure everyone has access.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

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 .

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Getting around our vast city greener than ever before! Whether it's improved schedules, affordable (maybe even free at peak times) public transit; safe bicycle paths or pedestrian sidewalks new and improved

Jeff Huska

walk, run or bike. I include buses as it allows for many people utilizing one mode of transport decreasing the effects of pollution.

Mike Jakubo

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

. I believe that people of all ages and abilities
whether walking, cycling or using public transit deserve consideration in the
transportation system and in the Official Plan so that roads under the city’s jurisdiction will
be planned as ‘complete streets’, enabling users of all ages and abilities – pedestrians, bicycles, transit riders and motorists – to interact and move more safely along and across city streets.

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

Sustainable transportation refers to encouraging the move to modes of transportation which rely less on fossil fuels and motorized vehicles. Sustainability can be achieved by encouraging the use of public transit, biking and walking paths, car pooling etc. Further moves towards making public transit more friendly accessible and affordable through expanding routes and making the use of transit more convenient and welcoming. Other items such as the espousal of Complete Streets such as those planned for the new development around Silver Hills and the expansion of destination trails would also promote a move towards Sustainable Transportation becoming a reality.

Robert Kirwan

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.

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.

Vincent Lacroix

Cost recovery,accessible to all,user friendly.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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)

René Lapierre

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.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Affordable transportation that is available to everyone depending on the options they choose.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

There should be smaller busses available to pick up seniors or handicap citizens in all areas of Greater Sudbury.This would allow seniors to stay in their homes.Sidewalks need to be smooth,not interlock bricks which make it difficult for wheelchairs .Do roads correct the first time with proper infrastructure for cycling and pedestrians.

John Lundrigan

It is a system which aims to reduce emissions and fuel consumption for a smarter tomorrow.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Transportation that can service the community without gaps in funding and emergency expenditures being borne solely by the taxpayer.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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.

Dan Melanson

It is the city's responsibility to provide infrastructure and services to all citizens regardless of their choice of mode of transportation.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

For me, the concept of sustainable transportation means building a network of transportation infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, nature paths, bike paths/lanes, public transit, etc.) that meets the needs of the community, is efficient, respects and compliments the natural environment, and most importantly ensures that future needs are considered in the planning and building of this network. It should, in effect, compliment the business, social, and residential needs of the community, and also be able to accommodate changes in transportation technologies.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Getting citizens from point A to point B safely and efficiently

Joseph Palmateer

First and Foremost, What "sustainable transportation" means to me is typically a form of transportation that involves less maintenance and therefore less down time and better reliability. This automatically involves the wear and tear on vehicles themselves, and being aware of that, Road maintenance becomes the first objective. With better roads fixed properly, there is less congested traffic due to continuous and expensive repetitive road repair reducing wait times and fuel consumption. With better maintained road infrastructure there is also less damaging wear on vehicles such as missing hubcaps which have to be replaced because they detached off of the wheel rim or shocks which have been damaged and have to be replaced, due to the rough surface of many of the roads. Road surface conditions affect everyone, even those who do not own vehicles pay the price by higher bus fares to help pay for increasing cost for bus repairs.

Gerry Perras

Having a public transportation service funded by the community that strives to support itself with new ideas on how to generate income wihtout increasing fares. The ultimate goal being self sufficient.

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.

Ed Pokonzie

Public transportation is a growing necessity.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Sustainable transportation means efficient service from the users’ perspective, working in a manner to still generate profit for the City.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

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

Steve Ripley

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

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

It means ensuring that various forms of transportation are available to all of our citizens such as bicycle paths, sidewalks, walking trails, Handi Transit, buses with bicycle racks and adjustable ramps, as well as automated visual and verbal stop announcements.

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.

Al Sizer

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.

Paul Stopciati

Sustainable transportation to me means that we keep our existing transportation and find ways to improve it.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

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.

Dan Xilon

It means more convenient public transportation for ward 2 and the other outlying areas of the city generally. The taxes of many citizens are currently being spent on a transportation service that they cannot fully utilize do to inconvenience. A more attractive and usable public transportation service would be used more. The more such services are used the more other kinds of transportation would see benefits as well. For example more people riding buses means less traffic congestion which leads to better conditions for people who use their own vehicle, cyclists, and pedestrians. It is also possible a convenient public transportation system could become a new revenue stream for the city.

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.

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.

Jean-Raymond Audet

We must Subsidize our Public Transit System so Everyone can Travel within City Limits especially the poor the misfortunates, the disinherit and the handicap!

Robin Auger

The first thing we need to do is take a long look at the transportation schedule to see what routes need to be adjusted to provide better service to all the areas of the city. Also we could like other cities provide a free service to the most underused parts of our routes to get more riders who will then see the advantages of using public Transit. Next we must do a better job plowing side walks and road ways to aid those who are ``differently abled`` to get around as well as make it easier for public transit users to get to their stops. We must form a committee for the bike users in our city where they can bring to us a better plan to make bike travel more safe and efficient for them as well as how to attract new bike riders in our city. Moving people throughout our city so that they can easily and efficiently reach all areas should be a priority. The roadways, sidewalks and public transit are how money travels into our city, we have to make it as easy as possible for our citizens to reach our businesses or recreational facilities or they will just turn on their computers to spend their money.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

I already am as chair of the city’s operation committee which includes Transit. The reality is that we can only do what the budget allows us to do. Education will remain a major factor in how we move alternative transportation ahead.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

The transit system should operate 24/7 in every section of our city. Our Handi transit, no exception and bicycle paths should be a norm on any street. Do away with these speed reducing islands made on many of our streets.

Fernand Bidal

Making sure that when we are going to provide a new or upgrading an old route or road that we take into account everyones concern and preoccupations.

Brian Bigger

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.

Mike Bleskie

I want to work actively with the Sustainable Mobility Advisory Panel to investigate priorities in creating pathways for alternative transportation, and revamp our transit service to become even more relevant.

Kevin Brault

Encourage the use of Transit and advocate at council for better transit coverage for our area. More transit riders help traffic congestion and lessen the burden on infrastructure. This coupled with sensible investment in bike lanes and other infrastructure for those who can cycle and or walk long distance is low cost transportation in both environmental and economical terms.

Jeanne Brohart

I would seriously look at reducing fairs for certain groups (seniors, students, special needs) if it can be shown that this would increase ridership. Express bus services may also be an option for longer routes if ridership is there (i.e., bus to Valley, etc.).

Tay Butt

By creating awareness of this among public and by proper planning.

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.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Healthy Community Strategy - Master plan for Ward 8

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

My priority is to ensure all citizens have access to public transportation.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

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

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

We must adjust the way we work and use engery in daily operations. How better than starting with a viable Trasp Plan with input from our users. Call it a summit of minds. Work towards the top three priorities and measure the results.

Jeff Huska

I believe in bike paths (automatically included in new development), walking trails and a streamline transit system.

Mike Jakubo

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.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

I am promoting a “Complete Street Policy” I intend to work with the public, my fellow
councillors and staff to implement this policy.The 2ns Ave project is the fitst step I led in this direction

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

I currently sit as the council rep on the Sustainable Mobility Advisory Panel. I continue to encourage members and others to take an active role in the planning process by making presentations whenever possible and by attending planning meetings as speak in favour of poor developments and positively of good planning items.

Robert Kirwan

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.

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.

Vincent Lacroix

If elected,I would welcome to be member of transportation committee.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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.

René Lapierre

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.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

An education program is required for motorist in Sudbury. As it now stands I don't believe motorist are willing to share the road and they show little regard for pedestrians walking and any other modes of transportation.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Less Large busses and more vans etc. to cover a wider area of the City including outlying areas.GIS system to locate potholes in same area to expediate repairs .

John Lundrigan

I will be a champion for public transit causes, and make an effort to use public transit more often in my daily life.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

To ensure transportation suits the needs of all citizens, we need to have a formal plan to ensure that all citizens have access to effective transportation that suits their needs best. This means a holistic approach rather than just a simple “cookie cutter” one size fits all approach.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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.

Dan Melanson

As part of my infrastructure renewal program, I will address infrastructure needs such a strategy to build consistent, dedicated bike lanes per provincial standards throughout the city.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Planning for sustainable transportation in Greater Sudbury and its communities needs to be a collaborative effort form numerous city departments, including those that oversee Parks, Transit, Roads, Economic Development, Infrastructure, and so many more. I will work with council and staff to build a cohesive and effective framework that focuses on bringing all of these interests into a synergy that can then facilitate effective planning and management of a sustainable transportation network throughout all of Greater Sudbury.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

I will lead the way in working with community members, in finding and or funding various means of transportation.

Joseph Palmateer

Working to wards getting it done and done right.

Gerry Perras

I will support it by votting for an appropriate budget. I would also imlplement suggestion lotto on the busses to collect ideas on how our public transport can become self sufficient. The suggestions that are picked would be financially rewarded to the person that suggested it.

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.

Ed Pokonzie

At every opportunity, I will use public transit.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Having already taken the Friends of the Sudbury Transit challenge, and being no stranger to bus service, I think what would be beneficial would be to have an open forum of Councillors/City Staff and Transit Users, in which the users can share their full ideas for improvement.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

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.

Steve Ripley

Every means available to me.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

As Mayor, i will use budget allocations, P3 initiatives, as well as community interventions.

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.

Al Sizer

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.

Paul Stopciati

I will review our transportation policy and with the help of staff and other council members try and find efficiencies.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

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.

Dan Xilon

I would like to explore with city and transit officials how such things as new or alternate routes and schedules could increase the usability of the system. For example, I wonder why we could not have more locally dedicated short routes which do not necessarily travel from outlying areas to the downtown area, but which focus on local neighborhoods, much as things are down in some larger cities.

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

John Antonioni

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

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Robin Auger

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

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

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

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

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

Fernand Bidal

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

Brian Bigger

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

Mike Bleskie

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

Kevin Brault

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

Jeanne Brohart

Unsure I will vote against I will vote in favour Unsure

Tay Butt

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

Fern Cormier

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

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

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

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

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

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

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

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

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

Jeff Huska

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

Mike Jakubo

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

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

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

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

Robert Kirwan

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

Mathieu Labonté

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

Vincent Lacroix

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

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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

René Lapierre

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

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

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

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

John Lundrigan

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

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

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

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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

Dan Melanson

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

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

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

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

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

Joseph Palmateer

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

Gerry Perras

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

Hannu Piironen

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

Ed Pokonzie

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

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

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

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

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

Steve Ripley

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

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

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

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

Al Sizer

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

Paul Stopciati

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

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Dan Xilon

Unsure Unsure I will champion that Unsure
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.

John Antonioni

Jean-Raymond Audet

The Problem with Sudbury and All other Municipal Governments is the Tax Avoidance by the Rich Commercial Industrial and Business Sector that can help us we this GOAL!

Robin Auger

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Fernand Bidal

Brian Bigger

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.

Mike Bleskie

All cycling and pedestrian infrastructure needs to be prioritized in ways similar to road infrastructure if we are to manage our finances properly. While I want to see funding for these projects, just like we saw with the effort to have lanes included on Second Avenue, we need to make the level of funding fluid to coincide with our budget.

Kevin Brault

A policy that sees bike lanes on busy streets, proactively determining where the future hubs will be (ei when developing a new subdivision you know which rd will be the main thoroughfare) and updating the current infrastructure will ensure people can use alternate means of transportation. I do not support every quiet side street getting a sidewalk and bike lane. We need to make wise investment in heavier traffic areas. I am very much in support of looking into the cost of packed gravel bike lanes to help cyclist safely access some of our roads such as MR 80 (69N) safely.

Jeanne Brohart

A-Leaning toward this but need to see numbers. If tied to tourism, could be a great program.
B-I will vote against that because to implement this as a policy on major roads could tremendously slow down traffic. Cities such as Calgary have cyclist lanes and many motorists absolutely hate them for this very reason. I think the better option is to put cycling paths on alternate routes that move cyclists more efficiently throughout the city. There are obviously many places paths for cyclists could be made where there is no room for motor vehicles. I’d like to see options and numbers and push for some work on this each year in order to move the city forward on this initiative
D-I would not want to see a huge increase in bureaucracy for something that should be part of current administration. I would need greater detail as to what taxpayers actually want in this area and would like to see brainstorming sessions for what can be done at fairly low cost to help push needs of community forward in this area.

Tay Butt

Fern Cormier

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

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Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Jeff Huska

I believe in giving people safe options in transportation especially when they include healthy choices.

Mike Jakubo

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

D Unsure how this would be managed. Not familiar with the term.

Robert Kirwan

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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.

René Lapierre

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

a) Need to determine if monies are available for such initiatives.
b) Require more information before a decision can be made.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Transportation demand management could be achieved with a group of vans etc. to cover the whole of the City.

John Lundrigan

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

A - depends on other expenditures and priorities.
D - depends on budget priorities. It may not happen first year.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Dan Melanson

As part of the infrastructure renewal plan, we will have a standard for building bike lanes as part of road reconstruction, so the need for annual funding would not be necessary.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Joseph Palmateer

Concerning Adopting a Complete Streets Policy that "details how to implement streets," at the forefront it sounds great, however, behind the facade we could be stepping into an area of dictating one persons rights over another, thus taking away privileges which some citizens previously had to expand those of other. This brings into question the understanding of fairness. Its different if a whole street community comes together and agrees on such a matter and then puts it before city council to finalize such a decision made by the streets residence and put it into permanent effect, or it is implemented before a New Street or Subdivision is occupied by New Residence." But an older Street or Subdivision should have all its residence agree on such action or it is not implemented.

Gerry Perras

Hannu Piironen

Ed Pokonzie

I have an ACM driver’s license and as such, I am authorized to drive a bus!

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

n/a

Steve Ripley

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

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Sidney Shapiro

Mark Signoretti

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

Chris Spry

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

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

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.

Dan Xilon

a) I’m generally in favor of dedicated funding for bikes and pedestrians, I think it would be good for the city as a whole. However, any such policy in Sudbury needs to consider the different of the more rural outlying wards of our city. For example, the percentage of funds dedicated to ward 2’s roads should be more focused on the needs of motorized vehicles more than that of, Ward 1, 10, 11, or 12. In other words, if dedicated funding included such considerations, I would be in favor of it.

b) I would be in favor of a complete streets policy in regards to any new city roads, but I think we have to accept that the costs and difficulties involved in changing some current roads to such a philosophy may be more than the worth they would bring.


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