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Public Information Centre


Transportation Background Study Public Information Centre - tentative date is December, 2014.  More information will be posted when it becomes available.

June 19, 2013 PIC

The Transportation Background Study Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on June 19th, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the foyer at Tom Davies Square (200 Brady Street, Sudbury). Materials from that event are posted below.

Public Information Centre display boards (pdf, 2.4 MB)

Draft Active Transportation Network Concept Maps (pdf, 4.4 MB)

Recommended 2031 Transportation Network Maps (pdf, 4.1 MB)

January 11, 2012 PIC

Public Information Centre:
City of Greater Sudbury
Transportation Study

Purpose of Transportation Study

To produce a Transportation Plan that defines a comprehensive, fully integrated and sustainable transportation network that accommodates projected transportation demands to the year 2032 for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Details of this Transportation Plan were presented at a Public Information Centre on January 11, 2012. Visit here for complete presentation materials (pdf 8.1 mb) from the January 11 Public Information Centre. Visit here for background to the Transportation Study.

Guiding Principles

Three main principles are guiding the development of the future transportation network:

  1. Healthy Communities: to create complete streets that are designed, constructed and maintained to support all users and all modes of transportation.
  2. Sustainability: to limit the vehicle kilometers travelled per year through integrated transportation and land use planning.
  3. Economic Vitality: to ensure that the transportation network supports mobility so that people and freight can access destinations with limited delay.

Project Schedule

Phase 1
Fall 2011: Project Initiation and Baseline Assessment

  • Project kickoff.
  • Review existing transportation data, reports and policies.
  • Develop analysis/evaluation and framework.

Phase 2
Winter 2012: Develop Transportation Plan

  • Develop traffic forecasts for future horizons.
  • Define and assess network alternatives.
  • Develop cycling / pedestrian network and design guidelines.

Phase 3
Spring 2012: Define Implementation Strategy and Short-Term Initiatives

  • Identify and recommend transportation improvements.
  • Develop supportive cycling and pedestrian network policies & implementation strategy.

Phase 4
Summer / Fall 2012: Complete the Report

  • Prepare draft transportation study report.
  • Staff review of report.
  • Finalize report.
  • Submit report to Ministry of Environment (MOE).

Environmental Assessment Process

The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007), provides a process in accordance with the EA Act for municipal infrastructure projects. Master plans, such as this Transportation Study Report, are required to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the five phases of the Municipal Class EA process.

These required phases include:

  • Phase 1 – Identify the problem (deficiency) or opportunity; and
  • Phase 2 – Identify alternative solutions to address the problem or opportunity by considering the existing environment and establishing the preferred solution.

Problem and Opportunities Statement

The EA process requires us to define a 'problem statement” in Phase 1, as we start to assess the long-term improvements. In this case, the problem statement also includes opportunities to make Greater Sudbury a more sustainable city in terms of transportation, environment and costs.

Greater Sudbury's current transportation system needs to be enhanced to address current deficiencies, and to accommodate growth in population, employment and commercial activity to the horizon of 2032.

Developing a multi-modal system is a key component of that change; multi-modal mobility is also needed to address the directions set by the Province and by City Council, reflecting greater sustainability and intensification. Sustainability must encompass the goals of an active community, a healthy environment and economic vitality.

Key opportunities in Greater Sudbury related to these needs include:

  • Creating transportation choices to better support biking, walking, and transit.
  • Implementing short-term solutions for intersections and corridors of traffic congestion.
  • In the longer term, creating a transportation network which offers more direct routings.
  • Providing the transportation network needed to support intensified land use in designated growth areas.


Dave Shelsted
City of Greater Sudbury
1800 Frobisher Street
PO BOX 5000, STN A
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3
Tel: 705-674-4455 ext. 3688
Fax: 705-560-6109

Jim Gough
MMM Group Limited
100 Commerce Valley Drive W
Thornhill, ON L3T 0A1
Tel: 905-882-7283
Fax: 905-882-0055