Click on the candidate name to show all of the Sustainable Transportation information.
|Candidate name||Ward||Transportation Platform Statement|
|Matt Alexander||Ward 1||
Life-Cycle Infrastructure Costing
The 8-80 Approach
Grow Transit Ridership
Safer Cycling for Smoother Driving
"Work and Shop Closer to Home
"Improve Foot Traffic for Ward 1 Businesses
From http://electmattalexander.com/platform.html, last checked Sept. 22, 2014
“It's in everyone's best interest to get more people on underused bus routes, even if you never ride it.
More riders: make our transit system more cost-effective; reduce the number of cars on our roads; and increases the safety of passengers and drivers (Assaults on crowded buses are much less likely than on mostly empty buses).
If I'm elected as councillor for Ward 1 my priority for transit will be to increase ridership.
I'll bring a motion to council directing staff to development of a ridership growth strategy with input from you. We'll establish annual targets based on long-term strategies and low-cost, easy-to-do quick wins.
From http://electmattalexander.com/blog.html, last checked Sept. 18, 2014
|John Antonioni||Ward 10||
“Promote better safety by properly identifying and lighting crosswalks”
“Expand hiking trails, parks and bike paths throughout the city”
From http://johnantonioni.ca/my-priorities/, last checked Aug. 30, 2014
|Robin Auger||Ward 7||
"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."
From https://www.facebook.com/voterobinauger, last checked Sept. 2, 2014
|Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)||Ward 2|
|Aaron Beaudry||Ward 9|
|Matt Belanger||Ward 3|
|Joseph Berthelot||Ward 5|
|Fernand Bidal||Ward 6|
|Mike Bleskie||Ward 11||
“Take good infrastructure seriously by working harder toward smart and sustainable development, which eases strain on existing roads, and contributes to a healthy lifestyle.”
from http://bleskie.ca/platform/, last checked July 26, 2014
|Kevin Brault||Ward 6|
|Tay Butt||Ward 12||
“Better pedestrian access to main roads.”
from www.votefortay.ca; last checked June 30, 2014
|Fern Cormier||Ward 10||
"Fern believes that Ward 10 needs...
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
|Francois Couture||Ward 4|
|Michael Cullen||Ward 8||
"A few years back I was involved in the Ride Share program through my work with volunteers and the school nutrition programs. I fully understand through our Volunteer Income Tax program the importance of a collective program to aid the service of public transportation. I would like to see a proper long term plan that would include road signage, widening plan for walking and biking purposes. This must be a serious budget consideration."
From Position Statement
|Gordon Drysdale||Ward 7|
"Strive to connect our communities via trails and bike paths"
from http://rondupuis.com/priorities-sudbury/, last checked July 10, 2014
|Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)||Ward 4|
|Denis Ferron||Ward 1|
|Jesse Gaudet||Ward 3||
“Public transit gets people moving, many Sudburians rely on it. Transit is very important for many people, such as seniors and students who rely on transit every single day. That is why I will:
“Create a public forum for citizens to voice their concerns regarding infrastructure projects, and future projects to be prioritized accordingly.”
"Creating more dedicated bike lanes
Creating a Complete Street strategy for all new and upgraded roads"
From http://www.jessegaudet.com/, last checked October 17, 2014.
|Lin Gibson||Ward 9||
"Is free public transit at peak times an impossible dream in our community? Not at all! If this concept is achievable in other Canadian cities why not Greater Sudbury? We could drive an increased awareness and usage of Greater Sudbury Transit services with more creative concepts such as this one. A focus on better city bus schedules for many residents throughout the city and in particular Ward 9 need to be prioritized right away. (Coniston, Wahnapitea, Wanup and areas of the South End with mediocre trans cab services). Incentive approaches such as free Wi-Fi on our city buses would certainly increase user volumes.
Proper bicycle path planning should be a top priority so that safe and smooth bicycle corridors throughout the city encourage this mode of transportation over three seasons (spring/summer/autumn)."
From http://www.gibson4ward9.ca/#statement, last checked Sept. 3, 2014
"Encourage healthier lifestyles through healthy living initiatives such as biking and walking trails"
from http://www.huskaformayor.com/index.php/vision-priorities, last checked July 10, 2014
|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
|Terry Kett (Incumbent)||Ward 11|
|Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)||Ward 7|
|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
|Mathieu Labonté||Ward 1|
|Vincent Lacroix||Ward 11|
|Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)||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.
-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
|René Lapierre||Ward 6|
|Richard Larcher||Ward 5|
|Kerry Latham||Ward 8|
|Paul Lefebvre||Ward 4|
|Les Lisk||Ward 9|
|John Lundrigan||Ward 5||
from http://johnlundrigan.ca/hot-topic-issues/ Aug. 5, 2014
|Wyman MacKinnon||Ward 9|
|Kent MacNeill||Ward 5|
|Robert McCarthy||Ward 12|
|Deb McIntosh||Ward 9||
from http://debmcintosh.ca/, last checked July 2, 2014
“through his infrastructure renewal strategy, he proposes that any new construction or reconstruction of roads include a standardized plan for cycling lanes.”
"it is the city's responsibility to provide proper transportation infrastructure which includes all modes of transportation such as cycling, pedestrian and vehicle."
From http://www.danmelanson.ca/index.php/component/content/article?id=25&Itemid=176#investing-in-our-infrastructure-for-a-healthier-green-community, last checked October 16, 2014
|Gerry Germain Montpellier||Ward 3|
|Marcel Montpellier||Ward 3|
|Chris Nerpin||Ward 11|
|Chad Odnokon||Ward 2||
"I believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles for the whole community. As your city councillor for ward 2, I would focus on the creation of green spaces, investments in cycling infrastructure, pedestrian walkways, nature trails, and investments in local food production in order to help make Sudbury a healthier community."
"In addition to ensuring we have high quality roads and highways, we also need high quality public transportation. Citizens in Sudbury should not have to settle for a sub-par transit system. This is especially true for citizens outside the main Sudbury area, such as the citizens of Ward 2 who do not fully benefit from our existing transit services. We also need ensure that citizens in this city can opt to cycle safely. Together, improved public transportation and cycling infrastructure can help reduce the number of cars on the roads, therefore reducing gridlock so citizens can get to where they need to go faster and more efficiently. As your city councilor for Ward 2, I would advocate for improved Sudbury transit services for all citizens as well as more cycling infrastructure."
From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014
|Shawn Ouimet||Ward 12||
“Introduce a plan for more Light Vehicle and City Transit Friendly Roads, which will Increase the Life expectancy of major and secondary roads, and save on repairs/construction, reduce traffic at major intersections in Ward 12.”
“Advocate a New Bus terminal, where I will work diligently to incorporate Greyhound and Northland in one facility, along with new weekly route schedules for Greater Sudbury Transit.”
“Increased street lighting at crosswalks and sidewalks throughout Ward 12”
From http://www.shawnouimet.ca/taking_action2.html, last checked Sept. 18, 2014.
|Joseph Palmateer||Ward 2|
|Gerry Perras||Ward 8|
|Hannu Piironen||Ward 10||
"Improve Sudbury transit. Increase and link bike routes throughout the city. Make Sudbury a more walkable community."
From flyer (pdf provided by candidate)
With an enhanced public transit system each community from Levack to Wanup and Wanipitae to Worthington should have a transit station where each could be expanded to include
Hand written platform provided by candidate.
|Stefano Presenza||Ward 8||
" My priorities for Ward 8 include: a focus on planning improved safety for cyclists, avid walkers and the neighbourhood"
"My commitment is to: improve the efficiency of our Transit system"
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, last checked August 12, 2014.
|Walter Prus||Ward 7|
|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
|Steve Ripley||Ward 10||
"Investigate the introduction of flashing overhead crosswalk signs at high traffic, unregulated pedestrian crossings within the ward."
from http://www.steveripley.ca/detailed-platform.html, last checked July 10, 2014
|André Rivest (Incumbent)||Ward 6|
“The establishment of “park and go” sites outside the city core to enable commuters to park their vehicles and have easy access to public transit.
A review of all transit routes in Greater Sudbury to ensure people are being moved as quickly as possible.
Ensuring that future road projects address storm sewer bypass, pedestrian safety, and bike lanes.”
From Oct. 2, 2014 Press Release
|Sidney Shapiro||Ward 1|
|Mark Signoretti||Ward 1|
|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
|Paul Soucie||Ward 1|
|Chris Spry||Ward 1|
|Paul Stopciati||Ward 9|
|Will Thomson||Ward 9|
|Thomas Trainor||Ward 1|
|Michael Vagnini||Ward 2|
|Mila Wong||Ward 10|
|Dan Xilon||Ward 2|