Active Transportation Survey #1

This survey is the first of 2 surveys that will help to inform the development of the Soo Moves Plan. It will ask you a variety of questions about how you move around the City, what you would like to see moving forward and how the plan can meet your needs. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. 

If you are having challenges completing the survey online, other options are available, including telephone or paper copies of the survey. If you require assistance, please contact Justin Jones, Engagement Specialist, at [email protected] or at +1 289-982-4933

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Which of the following best describes you?

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On a typical day, what modes of transportation do you use for commuting purposes (for example, getting to work or school, picking up groceries, going to appointments, etc.) (select all that apply)

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In a typical Week during the spring, summer and fall, what percentage of all of your trips do you make using the following modes? This could include commuting or recreational trips.

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In a typical Week in the winter, what percentage of all of your trips do you make using the following modes? This could include commuting or recreational trips.

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If you answered "Other" above, please let us know what other types of mobility you frequently use.

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Walking and Wheeling

In this section we will be asking about walking or traveling using a mobility assistive device such as a walker, wheelchair or cane. for the purposes of this survey, we are not including bicycles or other types of bike when we ask about mobility assistive devices.


When I go for a walk or use a mobility assistive device such as a wheelchair, it is to: (select all that apply)

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In a typical month during the spring, summer and fall, how often do you walk or use a mobility device?

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In a typical month during the winter, how often do you walk or use a mobility device?

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Using the sliding scale below, please tell us how safe/comfortable you feel walking or using a mobility device in Sault Ste. Marie.

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What is the main reason you feel that way?

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What are the main barriers for walking or using a mobility device more often than you currently do in Sault Ste. Marie? Please select up to three.

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On a typical day how far (time) would you be willing to walk to each of the following destinations if you felt safe doing so?

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Cycling

In this section, we will ask you about cycling - we're referring to any type of bike or cycle here - E-Bikes, traditional bikes, tricycles, recumbent bikes, adaptive cycles and more.

The bike that I use most often is a:

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When I bike or cycle, it is to: (select all that apply)

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When I need to carry things on my bike, I will use: (select all that apply)

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In a typical month during the spring, summer and fall, how often do you cycle?

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In a typical month during the winter, how often do you cycle?

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Using the sliding scale below, please tell us how safe/comfortable you feel cycling in Sault Ste. Marie.

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What is the main reason you feel that way?

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What are the main barriers for preventing you from cycling more often than you currently do in Sault Ste. Marie? Please select up to three.

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On a typical day how far (time) would you be willing to cycle to each of the following destinations if you felt safe doing so?

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How could the City support you in cycling to connect to public transit more often?

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The Hub Trail

In this final section of the survey, we'd like to ask you about your experiences on the Hub Trail.

How often do you use the Hub Trail?

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When you use the Hub Trail, do you:

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To help us understand what’s important to you, we’d like you to share if you agree or disagree with a few statements.

After you’ve reviewed 3 statements, you’ll have the option to add your own for others to consider.

Consensus is a crowd-sourced prioritization tool built to help communities understand viewpoints that are shared across many people.

With a better understanding of what viewpoints are shared, we can start on common ground and work towards solutions that meet the greatest need.

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What would be your top three priorities for investment in Active Transportation in Sault Ste. Marie?

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In one sentence, how would you describe the current state of Active Transportation (walking, wheeling, cycling etc) in Sault Ste. Marie?

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In one sentence, what would you say should be a priority for the Sault Ste. Marie Active Transportation Master Plan?

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Do you have any other suggestions to improve Active Transportation in Sault Ste. Marie?

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Is there anything else you would like to share with the project team?

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Does a physical condition or mental condition or health problem reduce the amount or the kind of activity you can do?

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If you answered "Yes" above, would you tell us a bit about your condition? All responses will be kept confidential and are only used for classification purposes.

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Do you use any of the following to support your mobility?

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What is your Postal Code?

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To be kept up to date about this project, let us know the best way to keep in touch! We promise only to contact you when there are new opportunities to engage in the Soo Moves process.

Thank you for your feedback! Click the "Continue" Button below to provide input using the mapping tool to tell us where you would like to see improvements in the Active Transportation network in Sault Ste. Marie!

Project timeline

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Background Review and Building an Understanding

During this Phase of the project, we want to understand what opportunities exist in Sault Ste. Marie to make walking, cycling and wheeling easier and more accessible. We will be reviewing the City's existing networks of trails, cycling routes, sidewalks and more, while connecting with the community to identify where those routes are working well and where they are falling short.

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Developing an Active Travel Network

Building on what we heard during the first Phase, we will propose new investments to create a more connected, comfortable and accessible active transportation network. We will show the community the kinds of facilities we are considering, and make sure that what is being recommended meets the needs of the City and its residents.

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Special Areas Review

Based on conversations with City Staff and other key partners, our team has identified several 'Special Areas" which have a higher degree of both importance to the Active Transportation network and complexity in terms of prefered design solutions. As we review these areas, we will present some more detailed solutions for these areas to better connect with the overall network.

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Policies, Programs and Culture

We will provide policy guidance to the City to ensure that active transportation is routinely considered in all decisions in Sault Ste. Marie. We will also identify opportunities for the City to partner with organizations and external groups to create a stronger culture of activity in the City, helping to give more people an opportunity toi integrate active travel into their daily routine.

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Implementation Plan

We will identify the priorities for implementation for the Plan based on community feedback, City input, capital works forecasts and the prefered active transportation network. We will create a monitoring and reporting plan that will provide residents with a tool to assess how the City is doing with regards to progress on the Plan, helping to build accountability and trust in the process.

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Reporting back and closing the loop

We will wrap up the project with a summary of how feedback was incorporated into the Plan, how the Plan came together and what types of actions the community can expect to see in the future. We will finalize the document with a presentation to City Council, where the goal is for the Plan to be approved and adopted.