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  1. 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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      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

      With regards to registration and insurance: please note that e-bikes are regulated by the Province of Ontario via the Highway Traffic Act. Please visit the MTO website for more information: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/driver/electric-bicycles-faq.shtml

      Municipalities have the ability to prohibit where e-bikes may travel on roads, paths, trails and other property under their jurisdiction. Within the City of Barrie, the standard bicycle regulations apply to e-bikes. The following are excerpts from the current Nuisance and Parks Use by-laws pertaining to bicycle regulations (to view the consolidated by-laws please visit www.barrie.ca/bylaws) :

      “No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard and other muscularly powered vehicle on…

    • 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.

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        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This suggestion has not received significant activity (generally measured as 50 voters or 10 comments in support) in over a year and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

      • Offer Winter Sports at the Barrie Community Sports Complex

        It would be great if the Barrie Community Sports Complex offered year round activities. It would be a fantastic location for outdoor skating rinks and cross-country ski, snowshoe and walking trails.

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          This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

          The annual free Family Day Winter Adventure event is held at the Sports Complex on Family Day each February and includes an outdoor ice rink (weather permitting) and many other outdoor activities. Currently, the City does not operate a rink on a continuous basis because resources are committed to the two outdoor rinks at City Hall and Centennial Park.

        • 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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            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

            The current restrictions, as per the Overnight Parking By-law:

            On-street parking is not permitted on most City streets from 12:01–7am and from 3–6am within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, December 1 through March 31 (these restrictions can be enforced outside of this period if a Winter Maintenance Event is declared). This ensures crews can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street. www.barrie.ca/snow

          • Establish a canoe/kayak marina somewhere on the shore of the bay.

            The BCKC doesn’t have a place for secure storage of small vessels. It would be great to have a secure place where canoes and kayaks could be kept to save trying to get them to and from the shore.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This suggestion has not received significant activity (generally measured as 50 voters or 10 comments in support) in over a year and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

            • Green engine ( Idle Free Certification Sticker).

              Simply turn off your engine while texting or waiting at the corner store or dropping your children at School. You get a green sticker free from the City by law.
              Some vehicle will idle so close to your building the pollute air gets drawn it by the air system and you are breathing this at work pollution. Thing about the children and elderly. Do yourself and other a favor turn by simply turning off your vehicle dont idle and get certified Green Sticker from the best City in Ontario BARRIE.
              I would get involve if l get enough vote, thank…

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                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

              • Do not inactivate suggestions so quickly and an additional vote should reactivate them immediately.

                A number of suggestions have been made inactive recently with the reason given that they had been inactive for the past year or are 3 years old. But I have voted for and/or commented on some of these in 2017, and some recently. Is that not activity?
                Do not inactivate suggestions so quickly. Also if a suggestion is inactive and receives an additional vote, it should be reactivated immediately rather that having to start a new suggestion and lose all the attached comments.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  A suggestion is deemed inactive when it hasn’t had significant activity in over a year, which is generally measured as 50 votes or 10 comments in support.

                  If there is ever a particular suggestion you feel was inaccurately deemed inactive, please comment within and we will investigate.

                  The inactive status helps keep idea statuses as clear, timely, and fair as possible. If inactive suggestions were reactivated with votes or comments, the timeliness of the suggestion and measurement of its current support would be skewed.

                  Users of the forum are encouraged to share suggestions they support with others in Barrie to garner support and increase votes within the appropriate time frames.

                • 1 vote
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                    City Council directed staff to investigate methods for mitigating traffic congestion in Mapleview and Bayview area, and a staff report is expected to be presented to City Council by early 2019. Stay tuned to www.barrie.ca/CouncilUpdates for further information. Council meets every Monday at 7 p.m.

                  • 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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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                      To confirm as per our comment posted September 2017:

                      In September 2017 your concern regarding your interactions with staff has reached the Client Services Supervisor at Holly Community Centre (HCC) for follow-up with all staff. At any time, please call 705-739-4220 x5770 to discuss the details of your experience directly with the supervisor.

                      With respect to lining up to enter drop-in programs: this is how staff manage numbers of participants, appropriate ages, payment/membership scans, etc. Staff encourage all interested in participating in drop-ins to arrive early to ensure admission to the program as well as an opportunity to participate in…

                    • 10 votes
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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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                          This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                        • Have a "free goods days" during the fall. Many families merge household items spring and fall.

                          This past spring, many items were picked up from my drive. Have more items to get rid of that are not suitable to go to thrift shops. This would off set a trip to landfill as usable to help those in need.

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                            This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                            Check out this webpage for information about locations you can take materials for reuse, recycling, and proper disposal: https://www.barrie.ca/Living/GarbageAndRecycling/Pages/AlternativeOptions.aspx

                          • Hockey & SportsTournament Hub

                            Create a major tournament complex that will attract sports teams from across Ontario, Quebec and northern U.S. Let's make a serious statement for the future by establishing a major demand generator. A location with close access to Hwy 400 would make the most sense.

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                              This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                            • We Need Stop Signs & Walkways on Int. Summerset & Kierland, to Access Summerset Park, St. Catherine of Sienna School & Ardagh Bluffs School

                              Residents of the Area Need All Way Stop Signs on Intersention Summerset & Kierland To Access Summerset Park, St. Catherine of Sienna School & Ardagh Bluffs School due to Cars passing fast & not giving preference to pedestrians specially Kids going to School & Crossing into the Park, 3 walkways preferably on this intersection would be adequate due to access to 3 main Areas mentioned above.
                              For your attention we thank you.

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                                This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                              • Private Parking Officers

                                City should authorize private companies as MLEO for enforcing / issuing parking tickets on private properties (visitor parking, customer parking).
                                This would allow the property owner to pay for various service level they while and in return for real Enforcement while the City colletcts the fines with no cost of manpower to conduct the patrols.

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                                  This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                                • yellow means hello, yellow benches maybe in memory of, a yellow bench is now a familiar sight in schools

                                  People sometimes need to talk and have no one. These yellow benches are recognized more so in schools but for those who do not attention school would have an option to reach out as well .many people suffer from depression and it needs to be talked about more .mothers like myself would agree and I would certainly purchase a bench to do just that in my daughter's name .thank you for entertaining my suggestion. Please vote yes c.m

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                                  • 4 votes
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                                      This suggestion has not received significant activity (generally measured as 50 voters or 10 comments in support) in over a year and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                                    • Add character to houses newly developing areas

                                      Stop building cheap looking, super close together townhouses that sell for ridiculous amounts. Such as the new development land in Innisfil, we don't want to see terrible looking crowded houses take over the beautiful farm land there, it's bad enough as it is that it's being changed to housing anyways. Make them similar to the housing in Thornton where houses are a little more spaced out and houses have character. These houses should be worthy of the land annexed from Innisfil.

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                                        This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                                        Two of the 10 guiding principles for the development in Salem and Hewitt’s areas (developed through public consultation and visioning exercises) include that:

                                        “new neighbourhoods draw on the strengths of historic neighbourhoods: grid street patterns, public spaces, pedestrian-friendly street design”

                                        “all planning efforts for new growth areas occur through extensive consultation with the public, community stakeholders and with the business and development communities”

                                        Neighbourhood meetings regarding proposed developments provide opportunities for residents to share thoughts regarding different proposed developments. These meetings are listed on the City’s events calendar on www.barrie.ca, its Public Notices at www.barrie.ca/PublicNotices, Facebook events listing at www.facebook.com/cityofbarrie/events

                                      • Make 7B Bear Creek Bus go to Bear Creek again that's literally why it's named Bear Creek in the first place

                                        Why would there be a bus that went to Bear Creek not go to Bear Creek anymore it would make sense to make it go to Bear Creek again

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                                          This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                                        • No Dogs in Fenced Off Areas at all Festivals. City, BIA, outside Contracted Events with Food, Drinks, And Safety Liability.

                                          Unkind to Dogs and people with allergies for Dogs to be allowed in NO Dogs in Fenced in Areas at All Festivals. Food, Drink, and Pets do not go together. All Security at these gates should not allow dogs. This is a grey area as no By Law Yet. For the past 5 years Dogs haven't been allowed. This year now we have to start all over again.
                                          Rib Fest was deplorable and Security had not been told NO DOGS. SIGNAGE NEEDED
                                          Get with the Times!

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                                            This suggestion has not received significant activity in a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

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