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Council MemberTransportation Platform Statement

Brian Bigger
Mayor

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

“The next four years will be critical to the future of the City of Greater Sudbury for a number of reasons, but one of the areas that we need to be more focussed upon is with respect to the promotion of what is referred to as “active transportation” in all corners of the City and within all twelve wards. We are doing this now in Ward 5 and 6 in the Valley and Sudbury North, but it must become a City-Wide focus.

This is consistent with the recommendations made in the Leisure Master Plan, which I was excited to see and am looking forward to implementing. The survey results clearly point to a desire among the vast majority of our citizens for more to be done to promote activities like walking, hiking, cycling and other outdoor recreational pursuits that encourage a healthy lifestyle that is family focused and accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or ability. Many of the recommendations of the Leisure Master Plan are related to transportation so this means that as we revise our approach to both public and general transportation we need to be cognizant of including policies and infrastructure that will promote a healthier lifestyle.

This means that when City Council is approving new developments and roadways, we must take into consideration how we can create a system that is going to promote these types of activities and help people shift from motorized to non-motorized forms of transportation. It also means that we must find ways of expanding our public transit service in order to promote the use of alternative means of transportation for residents. We need to allow space for safe bicycle lanes and ensure that there is ample and secure bicycle parking throughout our city. We have a lot of green space and wonderful streams located in all parts of the community, so if we can create walking and biking trails connected by pedestrian bridges, think of how much more attractive our city will become in the near future.

Creating a Healthy Community for the entire region is going to be one of my top priorities in the coming four years.”

from http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Issues/SustainableTransportation.html, last checked July 31, 2014

Re transit:  "I am committed to doing whatever we can to maintain the level of service we already have and perhaps improve on some of the routes, especially in Valley East."

from http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Issues/Public%20Transit.html, last checked July 10, 2014

René Lapierre
Ward 6

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

“Greater Sudbury has a vast circuit of public transit which a resident can use to get from one end of the city to the other.  This is not ideal for everyone all the time, but for most, public transit should be a viable option, if not every day, then at least a few days each week.  Biking is also a big part of sustainable transportation and the City has made bike paths a part of many road projects. This being said, the City must do better on all fronts.  Public transit must remain affordable and available to all residents and can be better promoted through rewarding frequent riders with better discounts and by having more free ride occasions to show residents how efficient transit can be in getting someone from point A to point B.  Bike paths need to be constructed properly and not as an afterthought where part of an existing lane is marked off for portions of a road making bikes weave in and out of marked lanes.  This is not safe for the cyclist or drivers. Where a new road project has had bike paths approved, they need to be full, continuous lanes for the safety of all involved. This will promote cycling as means of safe transportation.”

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/sustainability.html, last checked Sept. 13, 2014

Al Sizer
Ward 8

“working with the Bicycle Advisory Committee and Coalition for a More Liveable Sudbury to provide enhance other methods of transportation in Greater Sudbury”

“SENIORS TRANSPORTATION  free use of Sudbury Transit during non peak hours”

From http://www.alsizerward8.ca/platform.html, last checked Sept. 13, 2014

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

  • "Roadways: The community is asking the municipality to “fix the roads.” We will re-think our road investments, and do a better job of maintaining the existing infrastructure
  • Public Transit: We will build an effective transit system which will improve access to employment opportunities, community resources, recreational activities and medical care
  • Walking and Cycling: More children will be able to walk or cycle to school or a playground; more older adults will be able to walk to shopping or a bus stop"

from http://debmcintosh.ca/, last checked July 2, 2014

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

"Fern believes that Ward 10 needs...
The modernization of our transit information systems."

From http://www.voteferncormier.com/#!platform/c5ro, last checked July 10, 2014

“Sunday transit service in Greater Sudbury needs to improve

support free ridership for seniors in our community during off peak hours

would like to see a “park & ride” system up and running for runs that would bring people from areas such as Valley East to high volume destinations such as the Tax Data Center, the hospital and Laurentian University”

From http://www.voteferncormier.com/#!issue-statements/c2h5, last checked October 17, 2014

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

"Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:

Initiated and tabled a motion to implement the Ramsey Lake Bike Path. Passed.

As Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee, I encouraged developers to link their new developments to schools, commercial areas and adjacent neighbourhoods with bike paths and to include nature features

Had several traffic lights lengthened to enable seniors to cross streets comfortably.

Promoted better sidewalk snow-clearing

In favour of trial ‘park and ride’ to encourage bus ridership from outlying communities

In favour of promoting increased bus ridership

In favour of Complete Streets and Street Diets policies"

From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

“-Continue to support sustainable transportation options:better pedestrian accesses,safe bicycle lanes,improved transit service including signage.

-Promote well planned road development in established neighborhoods  i.e.Maley/Montrose connector) and complete streets concept.

-Promote walkability,:co-authored : making Sudbury the most walkable city in Ontario by 2015.()-winter sidewalk maintenance enhancement /accessible sidewalks.

http://www.landry-altmann.ca/results.html

-Advocate for infrastructure upgrades across Ward 12 :accessible sidewalks,safe crosswalks,improved LED lighting,walking trails,street resurfacing,(Notre Dame, Lasalle, Kathleen,Redfern,King st,Lavoie…”

From http://www.landry-altmann.ca/results.html, last checked Sept. 5, 2014

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