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  1. 141 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Come up with a viable idea to clean up the downtown of vagrants and drug users.

      Move services these individuals require away from the downtown and to a localized spot in a less congested area. Thus they can still receive the help they need, while making the downtown area less desirable to “hang around” for transients. I Know this will offend some people and I understand that, as poverty and addictions are a hard cycle to break, but we need to revitalize downtown and draw more people to do business here. And to the people whom are angry at my comments, I ask, “are we to wait till it gets so bad that downtown businesses go…

      19 votes
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      • Participate in the Waze Connected Citizens Program!

        Toronto and Montreal have both become smart cities by signing up for the free Waze Connected Citizens Program. The program would benefit Barrie drivers and city planners at absolutely no cost whatsoever.

        Example 1:
        City planners will know where potholes, roadkill, icy roads, debris, and other hazards are frequently reported. City workers can fix problems faster. This benefits drivers (even non-waze drivers) by keeping them safe and reducing possible costs associated with road hazards.

        2. Waze users and website visitors will be redirected around road closures when reported by the city. In most cases, this can be connected to existing…

        39 votes
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        • Offer FREE membership for Seniors over 65 at Barrie Recreation Centres

          Offering free memberships to seniors over the age of 65 at all Barrie Recreation Centres would encourage them to be more physically and mentally active which would in turn improve their health. This would help reduce doctor visit, hospital visits, combat obesity rates, reduce diabetes, and have an overall improvement in the lives of seniors who may feel isolated. So many seniors are on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay the membership fees every year. If they had a place to go associate with other seniors that was free, they would get out more to exercise and have…

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          • Not ticketed for partially covering sidewalk during winter if tires are not on sidewalk

            Homeowners should not be ticked during the winter months if they are partially blocking sidewalks as long as their tires are not on the sidewalk. It’s very difficult if you live in an area where the sidewalk restricts the number of vehicles in your driveway and you cannot park overnight on the street. Some residents don’t have enough driveway space even bumper to bumper and may hang over sidewalk. As long as there is a proper distance for pedestrians to walk, and the sidewalk is shoveled by home owner, they should not be penalized for parking in their driveway during…

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            • Restrict parking to ONE side of residential streets

              This has been posted before but should be reviewed again. Vehicles parked on both sides obstructs traffic flow and creates unnecessary hazards in many neighbourhoods.

              43 votes
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              • clean snow from the ends of driveways for seniors

                please seniors need thier driveways at the end where your plows go by as it is way too heavy for us too lift ! please we need your help ! thanks

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                • need traffic lights at livingstone stw & mcdougal st- need to cross street to access mail- livingstone traffic use the road like a highway-

                  need traffic lights at livingstone st w and mcdougal- need to cross at that intersection to access mail- since livingstone st w has become a highway lately -extreme traffic and speeders is the norm- since lanes reduced it has become a life threatening problem to cross road- ? more police presence needed as well-also since lanes have been decreased it is also dangerous to exit driveway as traffic never reduces speed and that needs to change- are you willing to wait until some one is injured- this last year since lanes have been changed -it has been a nightmare- and…

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                  • Downtown Parking Multi-level parking

                    Parking is at a premium downtown, are there plans for a multitired parking lot somewhere close? With the increasing events near Heritage Park we are in dire need for additional parking. I'm a senior and cannot walk the several blocks to get to many of the events. I realize this is a budget buster, however for a minimum charge, you'd be able to recoup some money and it will increase business to downtown.

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                    • Advanced turning signal on busy roads in BOTH directions. i.e. Huronia and Big Bay point

                      There is no turning signal if traveling from Huronia northbound and the light doesn't run long enough, there is so much traffic it takes like 3 light changes before a turn can be safely made.

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                      • Red lights cameras on Mapleview Dr. between Veterans and Bayview

                        Traffic is consistently congested on Mapleview and almost impassable the Mapleview/Bryne and Mapleview/Park Place during "rush" hours. I believe a major factor is the amount of people that either continue to make left-hand turns after lights have turned red (have seen upwards of 5 cars do this) or have entered the intersection before they can clear it before turning red.

                        Alleviating the people that completely disregard the HTA to save precious seconds and cause major traffic congestion by preventing flow should be looked into. Mapleview continues to get worse and no action seems to be taken.

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                        • Free parking at library

                          Library is a place for kids and people to learn stuff. Most of the city, such as Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan has the library in the community centre, parking is free. Even some of the individual library in different cities are also FREE PARKING.

                          We hope Barrie could have free parking for Library before set up library in the community centre.

                          Make people like Library, it is good for our kids for our city, it is also good for our future.

                          68 votes
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                          • 6 votes
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                            • Add a sign for no right turn onto mapleview from bayview during red lights.

                              Add a sign for no right turn onto mapleview from bayview during red lights. This should lessen the traffic jams at the cornerof at Mapleview and Bayview. The bayview southbound traffic does not stop and continues to infill the mapleview area between bayview and parkplace. The mapleview traffic who would stop and wait at the east stop line, then fill the intersection to stop the bayview traffic from budding. The no right on red sign should control the flow and keep the intersection clear.

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                              • e-bikes

                                have e-bikes registered and insured and stay of the sidewalks one almost hit my 5 year old granddaughter.

                                28 votes
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                                • Discontinue the ban on Ball pythons

                                  Ball pythons (Python regius) are non-venomous constrictors that grow to be around five feet maximum depending on whether they are male or female. They are incredibly docile and slow moving creatures, with their main defense mechanism being to curl up in a ball and hide their faces. They are not known to aggressive whatsoever, and the only two reasons you'd get a bite from one is if you are repeatedly taunting and threatening your ball python(especially after recently feeding or while in shed), or if you were not taking proper precautions when feeding it. That being said, it is fairly…

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                                  • During renovation & addition to City Hall, all urinals in men's washrooms be converted to waterless urinals. Same forcomplex on Fairview Rd.

                                    This will save water & reduce the load on the sewage treatment plant.
                                    These are used in airports in USA & the Keg restraint in Aurora.

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                                      • Clear catwalks of snow to promote children to walk to school

                                        In efforts to reduce traffic around school and promote healthy lifestyles - it would be great if catwalk routes were cleared by the city as safe walking routes to school for students & families.

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                                        • Actually repair duckworth, corington, and Eugenia

                                          Actually repair duckworth, codrington and eugenia st and any roads around them! Taxes have gone up and we even have a levy yet none of the roads are getting repaired. No, pot hole filling is not a repair! It needs actual fixing! Why are we paying more and more taxes yet these roads are not being fixed???

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