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  1. 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.…

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      This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

    • 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…

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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

        To confirm:

        City by-laws only require downtown businesses to remove snow and ice. Businesses are encouraged to assist with “upkeep” but nothing requires them to do so except in the winter.

        This forum (established November 2013) is frequently advertised in This Week in Barrie, a publication appearing in Thursday edition of The Barrie Advance. www.barrie.ca/TWIB

      • Create a dog park in the field at Archie Goodall park.

        I would like to suggest the development of a leash free area for dogs. In the field at Archie Goodall park. This area is large, and vacant offering great potential for such a project. As well as being located in a residentiall area. With many families, and pet owners.
        The current field could easily be dived into two sections. Continuing to offer an open play space for people, and families. Well also offering a social area for pets, and owners to enjoy. Dog parks offer a great opportunity for our four legged friends. To get exercise, and socialize with other…

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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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            This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

            Traffic signals are timed to move the maximum number of vehicles through an intersection and along a corridor in the safest and most efficient manner, and Traffic staff monitor daily. Just recently, signal timing changes were made here as the hwy 400 northbound off ramp light had been damaged due to the recent wind storm. Traffic Services continues to monitor this and other areas. www.barrie.ca/traffic

            The Harvie Rd / Big Bay Point Rd / Highway 400 Crossing design project is underway, which will connect Harvie Rd to Big Bay Point Rd and should help ease some congestion. Construction is scheduled to…

          • 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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              This suggestion has not received significant activity (generally measured as 50 voters or 10 comments) in one 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 forum statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

              Programs that provide cart-style recycling bins must employ an automated collection vehicle. The City’s current collection contract is based on a manual collection service; anything with a capacity greater than 125 litres and/or weight greater than 45 lbs is not safe for a manual lift by the collectors.

            • On garbage days there should be no parking on the road.

              New bylaw No parking on the road during garbage day. In a residential area if there are cars parked on both sides of the road it makes it hard for them to maneuver through and more difficult for açess to garbage and recyçling a percentage of thes inconsiderate people have empty driveways!

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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

              • 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.

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                  This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

                  Speed cushions have proven to be an effective traffic calming measure and, as per the Traffic Calming Policy, the cost to install one (1) set of speed cushions is approximately $2,000 per roadway. For detailed information on traffic calming costs and studies, please refer to the policy under the Traffic Calming section at www.barrie.ca/traffic .

                • Use electronic video speed enforcement over these temporary speed bumps. It would become a revenue generator for the city

                  Video speed enforcement would generase revenue from ticketing speeders. The current temporary speed bumps cost money to install and remove each year and operate at a revenue loss. The video speed enforcement would also be in effect year round and has potential to generate revenue or at least be revenue neutral.

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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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                    • Allow kayakers and SUP board paddlers parking at the Marinas.

                      My husband and I are avid dragon boat paddlers and have just purchased our own kayaks. Unfortunately we have been to both boat slips at the waterfront but the parking there is now trailer parking only. We would like to see a change in the parking policy to allow for people with non-motorized water vessels to park as well so we can have easy access to the water.

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                      • Centralized posting site for events

                        Have a downtown CENTRALIZED posting area available so anyone may advertise or find out about events, dates etc.
                        This would be also very helpful for tourists.

                        Many events in Barrie occur without community members knowing about it until it's over!

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                          This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

                          A community events calendar is available on the City’s website, and its listings also feed the City’s mobile app, Pingstreet (www.barrie.ca/pingstreet). To access the listings via the website, visit www.barrie.ca and click on Events Calendar.

                          Community members are welcome and encouraged to submit events to this calendar at www.barrie.ca/SubmitEvent.

                        • street sweep the city a least 2 times a year

                          come around the city a least 2 times a year

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                          • Allow for completion and submission of PDF formsonline

                            I'm a visitor to this beautiful city and have made suggestion to the mayors office to remove the dirty and tattered flags on or about 230 Essa Road. However the request was bounced back to me to solve. I looked under property standards and found a PDF form but the city site does not allow completion and submission of these forms. Canada is a beautiful country which I am very proud of and I think it reflects poorly that there is little respect of the national flag and Barry

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                              This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

                              To confirm again: In response to your suggestion last year, the form on the Property Standards webpage (http://www.barrie.ca/Living/Housing-and-Property/Pages/Property-Standards.aspx) was updated in August 2017 so it can be filled out online. However, a user will still need to save the completed form to their desktop and email it to ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.

                              As part of the multi-year Customer Service Plan, online opportunities will be developed to allow customers to complete more services online. Please visit www.barrie.ca/AccessBarrie for more information on the Customer Service Plan.

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                              • Pave the parking lot at Sunnidale Park

                                Sunnidale Park was renovated as an accessible playground, however, the parking lot is an absolute mess. How are children in wheelchairs, for example, expected to get around the massive extent of pot holes in the parking lot?

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                                  The Sunnidale Park parking lot is included within the Parking Lot Improvement Program (http://bit.ly/2vRuWs4) for design and total reconstruction of the parking lot and entrance roads. The schedule for each parking lot (design and construction) is to be determined based on budget approval (www.barrie.ca/budget).

                                • Implement no parking on Ferndale

                                  Why does the city allow parking on the new roads that have been widened?? What a waste of money to make ferdale more useful for better traffic flow. Purpose was to get traffic flowing better not to have residential parking??? Traffic is just as bad now, because people are now parking on these new double lanes. Money well invested??? I think not unless Barrie controls these new roads better. Take a step back and ask why did you widen the roads? For extra parking for residents? I don't think so. who follows up on these items?

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                                    This suggestion has not received significant activity in one 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.

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                                    Traffic Services confirmed one section of Ferndale (North of Ardagh and south of Summerset) is getting closer to the threshold but is still approximately 2,000 off. Staff monitor this annually and this area is to be counted again in the spring.

                                    The following motion was carried by City Council on Nov. 6 2017: “That Traffic By-law 80-138 Schedule ‘A’ ‘No Parking Any Time’ be amended by adding the following: ‘Ferndale Drive: Both sides from Dunlop Street to a point 170 metres north of Summerset Drive/Bishop Drive.’”

                                    Read the full staff report here: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=5520512&GUID=9D3F2160-8396-4E91-B363-829190124B99

                                  • Install photo radar and reduce speed limits on residential streets to 40

                                    Since speed pumps don't work try reducing speed limits to 40 and install photo radar. Try in a few test locations to see what happens.

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                                      This suggestion has not received significant activity 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

                                      To confirm: Speed cushions and radar speed advisory boards have proven to be an effective traffic calming measure. For detailed information on traffic calming costs and studies, please refer to the policy under the Traffic Calming section at www.barrie.ca/traffic .

                                    • Don't want to mix my small dog with huge dogs. Present one is useless and not big enough

                                      Current one is not big enough for a good run. My dog is not prey or a toy and it can become dangerous for smaller dogs who are often scared of big dogs anyway

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                                      • 2 votes
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