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  1. Restrict parking to one side of the street at a time on 2-lane 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 neighborhoods, like unseen pedestrian stepping out between parked cars to cross street.

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  2. Add public showers

    The city needs year round public showers for homeless and people that don’t have access to them

    67 votes
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  3. STOP PLOWS FROM BLOCKING IN DRIVEWAYS

    Other cities are using newer equipment to prevent plotting in residential drives. As we are part of the snow belt, a bedroom community for Toronto and a tourist zone we need to be able to leave in the mornings after a storm. After we have already busted our backs shoveling or using blowers (therefore gas) moving the show. To wake up at 6am to find your work undone is infuriating to be polite.

    ENOUGH

    77 votes
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    This suggestion has not received significant activity in the past 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 you need help clearing the snow from the end of your driveway? Visit www.snowangelscanada.ca to request assistance from volunteers! (The City does not own or operate the online platform, but City staff worked with Snow Angels Canada to customize it for Barrie residents.)

  4. Extra large recycle bins on wheels with lids

    Many communities use automated trucks for emptying the recycle bins which have at least five times the capacity of the current bin. People would recycle more with larger capacity bins instead they start throwing things in the garbage. Not to mention it would be much safer if a driver does not have to leave the vehicle as I've seen many times a driver jumps out of the vehicle while it's still moving. One of these days those trucks brakes will not engage and will keep going without the driver and someone's going to get hurt or killed! Also people with…

    27 votes
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  5. No parking on side streets to many cars who wants to see these cars or trucks parked day in and out,

    Barrie should have no parking all year round on side roads. Some of these homes have 3 or more cars it is getting ridiculous. Who wants to see trucks and cars parked in front of our homes. They should start paying permit fees.we cannot even get out of driveways,
    Something needs to be done.

    11 votes
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    A common violation of the Traffic By-law is parking in front of or within 1.5 metres of the entrance to a public lane or private driveway or so as to prevent ingress or egress to or from such lane or driveway. Please report any violations directly to Enforcement Services at the time of occurrence by calling (705) 739-4241 or emailing enforcement.services@barrie.ca.

    To read the consolidated Traffic By-law please visit www.barrie.ca/bylaws

  6. Speed Bumps on Letitia

    I am a resident on Letitia street between Anne and Sunnidale Road. It could just be my opinion but I feel that many vehicles go well over the speed limit. This section of Letitia st is only residential with no businesses or stops signs. People turning onto Letitia Street from Anne accelerate quickly and continue gaining speed as they head towards Sunnidale.

    I know that Kozlov street has speed bumps put in during the Spring and Summer months to slow down traffic as it is used as a by-pass instead of Bayfield street.

    I feel that Letitia St is used…

    7 votes
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    Please visit www.barrie.ca/traffic to learn more about the City’s traffic calming methods.

  7. Increase bus frequency to Georgian college

    You should increase the frequency of buses to georgian college. Especially at johnson at georgian because some student doesn't get room in the bus so driver have to leave them. And at that stop only 8A stops so it gets almost full from before stations so we are facing problems. If it's possible add an stop of 100 at johnson at Georgian.

    Thank you

    24 votes
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  8. 22 votes
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  9. Put property taxes on hold during covid 19

    Covid 19 has stopped most of Barrie from doing business of any sort . please forgive our property taxes until this nightmare has ended .

    15 votes
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  10. Close all stores by 3pm during covid19. People are not taking this crisis serious and are out all hours of the day.

    Even grocery stores need to close to restock and clean. People are not getting it. They are not staying home.

    5 votes
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  11. Introduce the FOG Cup Program. A way to collect fats, oils and grease deterring people from pouring down the drain.

    How to use the FOG cup

    Pour cooled grease, fat or lard into this cup.
    
    Store the cup (with lid on) in your fridge or freezer.
    Let the FOG solidify and then place this cup (and lid) in your Green Bin for disposal.

    The cups and lids are compostable, BPI certified, and approved for use in the City’s Green Bin program. Residents are encouraged to use these cups to properly dispose of cooking FOG.

    10 votes
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    Please note that staff are looking into a FOG cup and lid that our organics processor will accept. Currently our processor does not accept certified compostable products (such as lids and cutlery) because they take too long to break down in the aerobic composting process.

  12. Spring Clean Up in Barrie-Volunteers should clean up outdoor areas.

    Now that many people are unemployed, volunteers can clean up areas around the city. Particularly around shopping areas as there is a lot of garbage. City council should get the message out to employers & citizens for this weekend.

    2 votes
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    We thank residents for offering to help clean up their neighbourhoods. Please visit http://www.barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean for information about how you can help this year.

  13. Garbage Pickup Family Teams

    During the Covid-19 set up neighborhood family garbage pickup teams to clean up all the trash along the roadsides and parks, Have the garbage workers supply bags and pickup poles to the family crews. People are tired and bored of being lock up in their homes this would allow them to go outside and get some needed exercise. I see this happening in different communities. I do a lot hiking the outdoor garbage is disgusting.

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    We thank residents for offering to help clean up their neighbourhoods. Please visit http://www.barrie.ca/SpringIntoClean for information about how you can help this year.

  14. Minet's Point beach washroom and garbage pick-up

    Could we not spend a few thousand dollars to spruce up the washroom at Minets Point? Paint, new sinks and toilets would go a long way. This is a well used park especially for families. If we are charging for parking - which is actually a good idea - we should be providing reasonable facilities.

    If garbage pickup cannot be increased could we have more containers to avoid the overflow which happens on a regular basis during the summer months.

    Anticipating a great beach season, thanks.

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    The City periodically proactively communicates information about items that should not be flushed. A list of common items that shouldn’t be flushed is also published at www.barrie.ca/sewers.

  16. Install more advance green lights at intersections, and restrict left turns to advance green cycles

    Install more advance green lights at intersections, and restrict left turns to advance green cycles. Currently on many arterial roads throughout the city the only opportunity to turn left is on the yellow light. This creates dangerous situations as many vehicles try to "race" the yellow lights and thus conflict with left turning traffic. It is very common to see both near misses and accidents caused by this conflict. By shifting left turning traffic to advance greens this conflict would be greatly reduced resulting in decreased congestion as well as improved road safety.

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    If there is a specific intersection of concern, please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or email ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca and provide full information so Traffic Services can investigate.

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