There's a lot motivating this push for a more walkable, bike-able Sudbury. In 2007, the city passed a resolution to become the most pedestrian-friendly city in Ontario by 2015.
Clearly, it has a long way to go. But the sustainable mobility study, paid for by a provincial grant, is one step along that road. A draft of the plan is to be completed by the end of March and presented to council May 19. In the meantime, it will also be circulated amongst its partners, including the Social Planning Council, the Sudbury Regional Hospital, the YMCA and the Sudbury and District Health Unit.