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  1. Parking Nightmare/Safety Concern on roads near schools

    I would like to file a complaint about excessive cars parked on Shelly Lane between Frost Trail and Anne Street everyday between 3-4pm. I have a Son who attends the elementary school there and Principal has informed the parents to park there instead of the parking lot which is 'Closed' however, this creates a massive safety issue as you cannot properly see approaching traffic, cars often pull out without signalling properly, children cross without looking and the road is narrowed to one lane with the crosswalk blocked several times. I do not feel safe allowing my Son to walk to…

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    • Clear catwalks of snow to promote children to walk to school

      In efforts to reduce traffic around school and promote healthy lifestyles - it would be great if catwalk routes were cleared by the city as safe walking routes to school for students & families.

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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: bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

      • clean snow from the ends of driveways for seniors

        please seniors need thier driveways at the end where your plows go by as it is way too heavy for us too lift ! please we need your help ! thanks

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        • should add tap-to-pay machines on all buses.

          I feel that Barrie should invest in Debit/Tap To Pay machines to pay for bus fare so riders with debit cards or Apple Pay don't have to carry coins. I always have the issue of finding $3.00 worth of coins when I know I have $3.00 in my account!

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          • Not ticketed for partially covering sidewalk during winter if tires are not on sidewalk

            Homeowners should not be ticked during the winter months if they are partially blocking sidewalks as long as their tires are not on the sidewalk. It’s very difficult if you live in an area where the sidewalk restricts the number of vehicles in your driveway and you cannot park overnight on the street. Some residents don’t have enough driveway space even bumper to bumper and may hang over sidewalk. As long as there is a proper distance for pedestrians to walk, and the sidewalk is shoveled by home owner, they should not be penalized for parking in their driveway during…

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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: bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

            • Free parking for health care workers

              I believe that parking for health care workers should be free with a company sign displayed on the dash of the car. There are many clients we see in a day who live in buildings that require street parking

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              • Discontinue the ban on Ball pythons

                Ball pythons (Python regius) are non-venomous constrictors that grow to be around five feet maximum depending on whether they are male or female. They are incredibly docile and slow moving creatures, with their main defense mechanism being to curl up in a ball and hide their faces. They are not known to aggressive whatsoever, and the only two reasons you'd get a bite from one is if you are repeatedly taunting and threatening your ball python(especially after recently feeding or while in shed), or if you were not taking proper precautions when feeding it. That being said, it is fairly…

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                • Service Barrie should make the Serviceberry Tree their official mascot

                  Since everyone likes a good pun it could be a great morale booster!

                  The Serviceberry tree also has many benefits and could help promote a sustainable community. The Serviceberry is native to Ontario and has beautiful flowers in the Spring. It produces edible fruits that have been used by Aboriginal peoples. It provides food for birds and pollinators such native bees which are vital for pollinating human food crops.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Suggestion has not received any significant activity (generally measured as 50 voters or 10 comments in support) in one year OR three years have passed since the suggestion was originally posted at the suggestion has not reached 500 votes. Voting is closed and votes are returned to users. The inactive status helps keep idea statuses as clear, timely, and fair as possible. Ideas classified as inactive are removed from the forum after 3 months. Interested participants are encouraged to add a new suggestion to the forum to garner new interest.

                  • Downtown Parking Multi-level parking

                    Parking is at a premium downtown, are there plans for a multitired parking lot somewhere close? With the increasing events near Heritage Park we are in dire need for additional parking. I'm a senior and cannot walk the several blocks to get to many of the events. I realize this is a budget buster, however for a minimum charge, you'd be able to recoup some money and it will increase business to downtown.

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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: bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

                    • Modify 400 north on ramp from mapleview

                      Too much traffic is backing up into the “ square” while cars wait to get onto 400 north on mapleview. Cars coming off 400 south are backed up onto the highway waiting to turn east but too many people are in the way waiting to get on the 400. Suggestion is modify light or remove concrete at the box to make it 2 lane directly at the start of the lane

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                      • Add a sign for no right turn onto mapleview from bayview during red lights.

                        Add a sign for no right turn onto mapleview from bayview during red lights. This should lessen the traffic jams at the cornerof at Mapleview and Bayview. The bayview southbound traffic does not stop and continues to infill the mapleview area between bayview and parkplace. The mapleview traffic who would stop and wait at the east stop line, then fill the intersection to stop the bayview traffic from budding. The no right on red sign should control the flow and keep the intersection clear.

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                        • Traffic light/crosswalk Queensway/prince william

                          A traffic light and 4 way crosswalk is needed for safety of children and drivers at the intersection of Prince William and Queensway. It is difficult for drivers to make left/right turns and it is right in a busy school zone.

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                          • Traffic lights at 430 Ferndale Dr S

                            In regards to the approved development at 430 Ferndale Dr S I forsee a very high risk to pedestrian safety due to overcrowded traffic. Not to mention traffic flow has already increased substantially last year, especially on long weekends. I purpose Barrie please consider installing traffic lights at the intersection of ferndale d s and Hawthore Cr to help minimize accidents and pedestrian incidents. This will help save lives and give children safer access to ardagh bluffs. This area already has a large amount of speeders due to the hill also so I believe Its our responsibility to eliminate this…

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                            • 11 votes
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                              • need traffic lights at livingstone stw & mcdougal st- need to cross street to access mail- livingstone traffic use the road like a highway-

                                need traffic lights at livingstone st w and mcdougal- need to cross at that intersection to access mail- since livingstone st w has become a highway lately -extreme traffic and speeders is the norm- since lanes reduced it has become a life threatening problem to cross road- ? more police presence needed as well-also since lanes have been decreased it is also dangerous to exit driveway as traffic never reduces speed and that needs to change- are you willing to wait until some one is injured- this last year since lanes have been changed -it has been a nightmare- and…

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                                • Do not change Barrie bus station into market

                                  I know they want to make it into a market but what if they kept it and just turned where burger king used to be and turn into a coffee shop. People who walk espcally in the winter time when its really bad out i think would really love that. Theres not enough room in Allendale for buses and if they were to be parked at the back of the station with all the peopke shopping and parking i feel that there would bound to be a accident. So i leave it the same and put something eles which to…

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                                  • During renovation & addition to City Hall, all urinals in men's washrooms be converted to waterless urinals. Same forcomplex on Fairview Rd.

                                    This will save water & reduce the load on the sewage treatment plant.
                                    These are used in airports in USA & the Keg restraint in Aurora.

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                                    • 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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                                        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.

                                      • Install crokicurl at the waterfront for Winterfest.

                                        This crokicurl ice would be a great addition to Winterfest and it's very Canadian. It would be great all winter long but I'm not sure how that would be possible without someone/some place to look after the stones. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/crokicurl-winnipeg-kick-off-1.3956876

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                                        • 2 votes
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