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  1. Complete sidewalks along Dunlop Street at the 400 overpass.

    The sidewalks here are missing exactly where they're needed most, and getting to the other side of the highway on foot is unpleasant and unsafe, or worse for anyone with limited mobility.

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      • red light camera's on major intersections in Barrie.

        To many people running red lights in the city of barrie.

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        • create a climate change mitigation plan

          The City has created a plan for how we might prepare for some climate change impacts, but has not yet made a comprehensive plan for how we can prevent catastrophic climate change to begin with! If global greenhouse gas emissions continue on the path that we're currently on, the amount of climate change we will experience in this century will be too much for many of us to adapt to. Therefore, adaptation alone is not enough--we must also work to reduce our emissions. Canadian municipalities have influence over up to fifty percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. That means that…

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          • Diwali firework

            Diwali is a popular Indian Festival celebrated with fireworks. It should be allowed on the day of Diwali. Yes the residents should seek permission from the city of Barrie which should allow depending on the subdivision. City should also encourage people to celebrate the firework on a wider drive way or community parks in the area.

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            • IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR RECYCLING PRODUCTS

              since the window of recycling is so big (7am - 6pm), to avoid the stuff to blow all over the place, into my driveway and yard, why don't you create recycle bins with an easy close lid so to keep it in???????????? Just like a storage bin you buy with the two sides closer together. This would eliminate everything blowing out.

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              • fix the ligth in herite park

                please fix the ligth in the parking lot in the parking lot corner mulcaster and simcoe

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                • Reduce congestion in Mapleview/ Bryne to Bayview area by enforcing the existing gridlock laws and prohibiting right turns on red lights.

                  Those of us who try to wait before entering an intersection on a green light to avoid causing gridlock are usually frustrated by those who take that opportunity to make a right turn on their red light ultimately causing traffic congestion anyway. I witnessed an officer pull into an intersection when this happened with lights on and ticketed one of the drivers causing the congestion. People in other cars were applauding and giving the thumbs up to the officer. Instead of raising taxes again and looking for expensive options for this area, several 'no right turns on a red' signs…

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                  • Allow residential pass parking at the marina parking lot for the winter months or atleast during winterfest.

                    The marina is closed during winter months and the parking lot sits empty. It should be open to residential passes at this time. It is hard for young children and seniors to get around during these snowbound times.

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                    • Higher speed limits for roads 4 lanes and more

                      Many highly travelled roads in Barrie are still 50 km limits. If a road is 4 lanes or more and without unsafe curves, limits should be higher to help move traffic along on busy roads. Many cities have 60-80 km limits. Why don’t we? Ticketing profit? Residential is understandable but Yonge st? Bayfield? Let’s keep the cars moving

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                      • Have a centre median or guardrail on Fairview road

                        Travelling this road daily in the winter, the combination of a steep hill and sharp curves make this a dangerous road for headon collisions. Adding the new emergency campus/buildings will add more vehicles and emergency vehicles travelling at high speeds. I’m not an engineer but feel this road could be made safer

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                        • Advance left turn at Yonge and little

                          Yonge and little is increasingly busy and is a dangerous left turn due to poor visibility of oncoming traffic with a hill there.

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                          • Bayfield exit from highway 400 south needs a separate right turning lane

                            Traffic from the Bayfield exit from the 400 south backs up right onto the highway because of one silly stop light. This intersection needs a separate right turning lane to keep traffic moving as well as an advanced turn left. This is one of the busiest streets in the city coming off a busy highway. It needs addressing

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                            • Eliminate buttons at traffic lights. Instead always have the 'walk' signal come on with the green light. this is much safer for pedestrians.

                              Eliminate buttons at traffic lights. Instead, have the 'walk' signal come on each time the light turns green. This would be much safer for pedestrians. So often I get to the light just before it turns green and press the button, but the 'walk' signal doesn't come on. I cross on the green light, but have had drivers yell at me that I should not be crossing. Also, the buttons are in inconvenient locations and I don't want to touch them as they are really dirty. Just have the 'walk' signal come on each time the light turns green. There…

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                              • have a New Year's Levee for the new City Council

                                Barrie citizens should be given a chance to meet the new Barrie Council. A community skate at City Hall during the Farmer's Market, meet and greet with treats would help build community. People need a chance to get to know the new faces who represent our city.

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                                • Stagger bus departure times for 8B N, 5B, 6A

                                  All of these bus routes travel to the same quadrant of Barrie and are scheduled to depart from the terminal within a 5-min window. If you could stagger these schedules across a 15-min window, it would reduce waiting times for some passengers at the terminal and provide a more frequent service to that neighbourhood without needing to increase the frequency of any routes.

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                                  • Allocate resources to Keep the downtown core clean

                                    The downtown core, especially Dunlop street, has a lot to offer visitors but the sidewalks and gutters are consistently covered in dirt, cigarette butts, and garbage. It does not make it a desirable place to walk, to shop or to eat. If we cannot train people to pick up after themselves then we need a regular street cleaning service to keep the street clean and attractive. The core is the heartbeat of this city. If it looks like **** it is a poor reflection on this city.

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                                    • Update the Household Hazardous Waste Webpage to Remove Misleading Information

                                      This page on household hazardous waste contains symbols from a mix of HHPS and WHMIS. Household hazardous products should be classified, by law, under HHPS - the WHMIS symbols mixed in here are very misleading.
                                      https://www.barrie.ca/Living/GarbageAndRecycling/Pages/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx

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                                      • Not do road work past the noise bylaw

                                        Maybe the city of Barrie could avoid doing road work that is unnecessary past the NOISE bylaw that the city itself enforces (poorly)

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                                        • The city needs to take action against invasive plant species

                                          There are invasive plant species along the NST and the city that are choking out native plants. Our native plants are important for pollination and healthy waterways as well as for creating natural habitat for many species of birds and insects. Phragmites, garlic mustard and dog straggling vine are just a few of the invasives we have that are challenging to eradicate. Cities all over the province are dealing with this problem. This problem will get harder to manage the longer it is neglected. Barrie needs solid policy and an action plan to eliminate this threat to our natural environment…

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