Transportation Master Plan Questionnaire (October 2012)

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has initiated the Transportation Master Plan Study, which will guide the development of the City’s long-term (2031) transportation network. The Transportation Master Plan Questionnaire is intended to reflect the desires of the people who live in the City. We value your input on the City’s Transportation Master Plan. Thank you for completing this questionnaire. For questions or comments, please contact:

Don Elliott, P. Eng.
Director, Engineering Services
The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste Marie
99 Foster Drive, 5th Floor.
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 5N1
Phone: 705-759-5329

Stephen Keen, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
231 Shearson Crescent, Suite 206
Cambridge, ON N1T 1J5
Phone: 1-519-621-7886 ext. 5951

* 1. Where do you live?

* 2. Where do you work or study?

* 3. What is your age?

* 4. How often do you travel to work or school?

* 5. How far do you travel to work or school?

* 6. How frequently do you use the following travel modes?

  Five or more days a week A few times a week A few times a month A few times a year Never

* 7. What is influencing your decision to use the most frequent travel mode identified in the previous question?

* 8. Would you consider taking transit, walking or cycling more?

* 9. What conditions or changes to the existing transportation network would be required for you to take transit, walk or cycle more?

  Very important Important Somewhat important Not important
More frequent transit services
Shorter travel time while taking a bus
Separate bicycle travel lanes or trails
More bicycle parking racks throughout the City
Better sidewalk quality

* 10. In your view, what are the most IMPORTANT transportation issues of concern the City should address?

  Very important Important Somewhat important Not important
Road congestion
Poor traffic signal coordination
Unsafe driving (such as speeding, not yielding to pedestrians, etc)
Lack of sidewalks
Lack of cycling paths
Providing safer pedestrian crossings

* 11. In your view, what should be the key guiding principles of the Transportation Master Plan for the City?

  Very important Important Somewhat important Not important
Plan to provide for more travel choices
Make the best use of existing roads; widen and construct new road only if absolutely necessary
Add capacity for cars and invest in roads
Invest in transit, make the service more frequent and better connected
Improve the operations and coordination of signalized intersections
Plan to provide specialized services to serve older or physically challenged residents
Build more bicycle lanes and trails
Make walking and cycling safer

* 12. What additional recreational or commuter cycling routes should be considered for Sault Ste. Marie?

* 13. Do you have any comments with respect to the development of the long-term Transportation Master Plan?

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