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  1. 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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    • 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.

      20 votes
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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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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Permanent Promenade on Dunlop Street (Clapperton to Mulcaster)

            Santa Monica, California's 3rd Street Promenade is a prime example of what could happen to revitalize our downtown core and rid it of the seedy elements and violence at night that are concerning visitors.

            Formerly sketchy 3rd Street in CA. turned into a bustling strolling and shopping hotspot with cafes, kiosks down the centre of the street, twinkling lights, fountains, topiaries and buskers. Look at some of these photos.

            https://www.terragalleria.com/images/us-ca/usca43412.jpeg
            https://www.terragalleria.com/california/picture.usca43406.html

            It became so popular that shops and restaurants stayed open in the evenings. A wonderful way to end the day.

            Close Dunlop to traffic from 5 corners to Mulcaster.…

            24 votes
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            • Run later or even overnight buses

              This would help people without access to vehicles that work early or late hours, as well as reducing the amount of people driving under the influence by providing an option less expensive than a taxi or uber. Even if it were to be every 2 hours during overnight hours or later evening and early morning services, it would still be an enormous help

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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.

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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.

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                  • Replace the current recycling bins with bigger bins with lids.

                    Replace the current recycling bins with bigger bins with lids.
                    Agree that the current system is counterproductive whena little bit of wind causes litter to blow around the neighbourhood. Most days we spend time searching for our bins, garbage lids and cleaning up what garbage has blown into our yard. Also, the amount of garage space that is taken up with blue bins, grey bins, green bin and a garbage can, leaving little space to park our vehicle. Make it easier for residents to recycle and keep the waste out of the landfill and out of our neighbor hoods we…

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                    • Have a no parking on the street in winter from 5pm till 6am for snowplowing and emergency vehicle pathway

                      I would like to see no parking on the street from 5pm till 6am. The streets are clustered and it would be hard for emergency vehicles to get down any subdivision street if needed.
                      It's ridiculous already.
                      In toronto you have to call in cars for the night if they wanna park on the street which is a deterent for some people, time for big city Barrie to follow suit.

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                      • Coordinate the signal timing at the intersections at 400 and Essa road to allow better traffic flow especially at rush hour

                        The signal timing at the intersections on Essa road, especially near the Highway 400 on/off ramps, needs to be reviewed. Traffic flow is significantly affected, while it flows easily through the rest of the Essa corridor.

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                        • Have a better set up for holly drop in schedules.

                          Staff are extremely rude at front desk and insist on people waiting in line before entering programs. Front desk can be assisting other people for up to twenty mins leaving parents with kids waiting. The staff that set up the gym should be able to take a head count and stamp people's hands instead of having to wait at front desk and missing half the class. Staff at front desk should be more approachable instead of feeling like your being scolded for asking them a question also.

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                          • girdwood Dr

                            Add some 3 way stops/speed bumps on Girdwood Dr. I have just recently moved in and have noticed a high amount of speeding vehicles.
                            It is a large stretch of straight road with several possible locations for a 3 way stop to slow people down. I have 2 children and would feel much better if vehicles were forced to slow down in the subdivision. I am sure I am not alone.

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                            • Enforce keeping the sidewalks in front of their businesses clean.

                              The downtown core has always been a bone of contention for me. This city's downtown is disgusting. Gum all over the sidewalks, dirty sidewalks, stained sidewalks, bricks missing in the sidewalks and now paving tar put in the holes left by bricks that are missing (which sticks all over our shoes). Either purchase more paver stones and put them in the places where they are missing (cheapest fix) or put concrete back down. Then make the businesses power wash their sidewalks or the city do it like in other cities. Our downtown core streets and sidewalks are disgusting. This year…

                              5 votes
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                              • remove all speed humps in Barrie, it is a waste of tax dollars paying someone to install them in spring and them remove them in the winter.

                                remove all speed humps in Barrie, it is a waste of tax dollars paying someone to install them in spring and them remove them in the winter.

                                8 votes
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                                • street sweep the city a least 2 times a year

                                  come around the city a least 2 times a year

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                                  • Build an out door running track

                                    It would be amazing for children, youth, adult, and master track and field/xc running/triathlon athletes to have a track closer than Midland or Toronto to train on.

                                    I have heard that the City may be willing to partner with a private organization/business or group but I am surprised I haven't heard more on the subject.

                                    It would also make it easier not only for young athletes to develop while in school but also for local schools to host meets/events.

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                                      • utilize the beautiful path along the waterfront in the winter by making cross country ski tracks

                                        Once the snow comes, two pairs of tracks running on the existing bike/walk path would make a fine cross country ski course.

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                                        • Whiskey Creek Park (Little Ave between Huronia Road/Yonge Street)

                                          The city of Barrie decided 5 years ago to drain off the land located between Huronia Road and Yonge Street on Little Avenue because it flooded in the spring. They came in and tore up a walkway used by children walking to Assisinack ES and Innisdale HS forcing the children to walk an extra 3 blocks equilivant.
                                          When the destruction of this beautiful eco system did not have the "effect" they desired they then decided to remove a well used and loved playground from the same location. The nearly 30 children that live in a three block radius were left…

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