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We offer new and improved ways for citizens to move around the city using different modes of transportation and a network of streets, paths, and bike and bus routes.

Transit Rides per Capita

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Kilometres of Cycling-Specific Infrastructure

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Transportation Choices

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Traffic Collisions

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Challenges and Key Strategies

Strategies for Success
  • Implementing a Five-Year Transit Plan including enhanced customer service; reliable, safe and clean bus services; a new marketing campaign; and a funding model to support transition to a modern fleet.
  • Completing and implementing the Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon Transit Plan incorporating Bus Rapid Transit, a high frequency bus service along major corridors featuring dedicated bus lanes, enhanced stations and real-time information.
  • Developing an Active Transportation Strategy to make it easier to get around by walking and cycling.
  • Ensuring that Saskatoon Land’s new commercial, industrial and residential areas include parks, paths and routes that encourage walking, cycling and transit use.
  • Piloting an 18-month Downtown Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project in 2015 and 2016.
  • Implementing the Strategic Traffic Safety Action Plan which identifies seven focus areas for traffic safety: aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, intersections, older drivers, young drivers, and vulnerable road users.
  • Building the North Commuter Parkway Project and Traffic Bridge and supporting the province on the Perimeter Highway and North Bridge to reduce congestion and related traffic collisions.

Achievements
  • In 2014, ten new buses and 12 used buses were purchased to increase reliability by reducing the bus fleet’s average age.
  • A new transit website was designed to enhance the ridership experience through providing real-time bus tracking, improved trip planning tools and mobile-friendly access.
  • In 2014, the City’s cycling-specific infrastructure increased by almost nine kilometres (5%).
  • Over 100 Saskatoon buses now have bicycle racks which increase the ability of people to combine cycling and transit to move around.
  • The proportion of people cycling to work in Saskatoon is almost double the average in other similar size Canadian cities.
  • In 2014, there were 300 fewer traffic collisions than in 2013, a decrease of 3.8%.

Challenges
  • Transit ridership in 2014 was influenced by route cancellations, inconsistent service, and a labour disruption.
  • Traffic impacts when roads are under construction could be lessened through promoting transit and active transportation choices.