Name: Joscelyne Landry-Altmann


If you are elected, what will be your top priorities?

In so far as sustainable transportation I will continue to :support sustainable transportation options ,better pedestrian accesses(continue to advocate for safe pedestrian crossings at main arteries,-installing mandatory advanced green to ensure that cars and pedestrians are not in competition.
-promote accessible transportation for all; better sidewalks,winter maintenance enhancement.
-promote well planned road development keeping in mind established neighborhoods, limiting draft plan extensions in order to update subdivision plans reflecting today,s philosophies. ie montrose/maley connection.Loach


Do you ride a bike?

Candidates were asked to choose any of the following options: No, I don’t ride; I mountain bike; I ride on roads; I would like to ride on roads, but I don’t because I am afraid to do so; I ride for recreation; I ride for commuting purposes; I ride every chance I get; I ride weekly; I ride monthly; I ride only in the spring, summer and fall; I ride year round.

I ride for recreation.


In the next questions, candidates were asked to agree or disagree with the question:

I support projects that promote healthy active living in our community: Agree
I consider cycling an increasingly important mode of transportation Agree
Investing in a bike-friendly community benefits everyone Agree
Alternative modes of transportation are going to be more necessary in the future Agree
Our community’s cycling infrastructure needs to be improved Agree

Were you aware that the city’s 2010 Sustainable Mobility Plan states that 1/3 of our residents don’t drive a car? Cycling can be done by all Greater Sudbury residents, and is good for personal health and the health of the environment. What ideas or recommendations do you have to improve and encourage alternate modes of transportation, including cycling, in Greater Sudbury?

Cycling cannot be done by all residents ,we must ensure as per the complete streets policies that the various transportation modes are available for all ages and abilities.
Again accessible sidewalks,mountable curbs,winter maintenance etc...placing parking meters against buildings instead of to the road .
-better transit schedules that meet the needs of riders and future riders
-.Increase the budget for transit to improve the frequencies.
-signage and safe well lit bus shelters
-HOV lanes-
-instead of continually building more lanes to offset congestion , lets use them better -alternating lanes for traffic congestion flows at peak times.
-reevalauting the no bikes on sidewalks policy -share the sidewalk where bike lanes are not possible.


Would you support budget dollars dedicated to building new cycling infrastructure as identified in the Transportation Master Plan? For example, the current Transportation Study proposes building bike lanes on a number of existing roads.

Yes

Explain why/why not?


Would you support the mandatory inclusion of cycling infrastructure in all the arterial and major roads projects already identified on the 2014-2018 roads capital budget priority list?

Yes

Explain why/why not?

Yes in theory-however each road should be evaluated within the context of the priority Index system.being recommended.


Would you support the implementation of a Complete Streets Policy, entrenched in the Official Plan, with the following components:

  • strong policy language like “must implement”;
  • addressing all users including pedestrians, cyclists and transit users of all ages and abilities;
  • applicable to all projects (new, retrofit and repair);
  • with a mandated procedure to allow exceptions;
  • with the aim to create a comprehensive, integrated, connected network to benefit all users and modes;
  • that will cover all jurisdictions;
  • that uses the latest and best design criteria and guidelines;
  • that allows for road and community context;
  • that establishes performance standards with measurable outcomes;
  • that includes specific next steps for implementation.

For more information on Complete Streets, see here: Complete Streets for Canada website

Yes

Explain why/why not?

I agree 100%..


Would you support implementing a Transportation Demand Management strategy and program at the City directed by a senior manager who will coordinate the implementation across all impacted City departments?

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is a wide range of policies, programs, services and
products that influence how, when, where and why people and goods are moved. TDM programs and strategies are meant to encourage greater use of sustainable modes of transportation and trip decision making that reduces, combines or shortens vehicle trips. For a sample TDM strategy implementation, see: Kitchener Transportation Demand Management Program

Yes

Explain why/why not?

I agree 100%.


Cyclists want to be part of the road design process when cycling infrastructure is involved. How will you ensure that community consultation is done effectively and openly from the start to finish of all roads projects?

By bringing a motion to Council requesting that we :

Follow through with the the implementation of the priority indexing system recommended by the Sustainable Mobility plan,.and allocate permanent dollars as part of the base budget.
that the roads department work with the designated cyclists union members , in order to ensure that safe bicycle lanes are part of the planning process -


With complete streets policy and transportation demand mgt policies adopted within our OP -an advisory panel of experts could be struck to analyse and advise on roads construction planning with these new policies in place.to ensure that they are being ,considered in the planning to implementation stage .. a grading if you will.