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
Kilometres of Cycling-Specific Infrastructure
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.
- 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%.
- 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.