How do You Travel around the City of Greater Sudbury? We Want to Hear from You!

May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Residents are invited to complete a survey that will help develop a transportation strategy with an emphasis on moving people, rather than vehicles, throughout the City of Greater Sudbury. The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan Community Survey is available online and at Greater Sudbury Public Libraries. Survey responses will be received until June 9, 2017 at midnight

“Transportation Demand Management helps build healthy and sustainable communities,” said Marisa Talarico, Active Transportation Coordinator for the City of Greater Sudbury. “An effective plan has potential to support land use policies, encourage more sustainable modes of transportation, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by introducing tools and strategies that can influence personal travel habits.”

The survey asks residents questions about their current transportation choices to better understand what might encourage people to consider using modes of transportation that do not require a private vehicle, such as public transit, walking, cycling, carpooling, cabs, ride sharing and flexible work hours.

Results will help the municipality develop long-term policies, programs, services and products that can influence how, when and where individuals travel through the community.

For example, new incentives may encourage individuals to choose walking, cycling, carpooling or public transit instead of driving alone. Individuals may be encouraged to travel less by working from home or by combining several errands in one trip. The environmental impact of each vehicle trip may be reduced by encouraging travel during off-peak hours.

Transportation Demand Management supports recommendations of Greater Sudbury’s Transportation Master Plan to make the most effective use of local transportation networks. WSP / MMM Group have been retained to develop Greater Sudbury’s TDM Plan for presentation to the Operations Committee of Greater Sudbury Council prior to March 2018.

Greater Sudbury’s Transportation Demand Management Plan is made possible by the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The Government of Canada is cost-matching a municipal investment of $27,500 for the plan under the administration of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.