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  1. 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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    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.)

  2. Change the overnight parking time from 12-7 to 2-7

    It does not seem fair that people who are visiting a residence past 12:00am run the risk of getting a ticket for parking on the street overnight. These people are not staying on the street overnight, and it is not unreasonable for a gathering to run past midnight, especially during the Christmas/New Year holidays. A 2:00am start time is much more reasonable and fair.

    42 votes
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  3. Lower Student Bus Fares

    Offer a discount monthly bus fare for students who are registered in school. Student will be required to show a valid student card to receive this pass or discounted fare.

    Fare prices a month $25.00 with a valid student card
    Ride fare - $2.00

    54 votes
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  4. 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.

  5. 15 votes
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  6. dunlop mulcaster to owen

    Not impressed with what has been done so far. Removing the turn lanes at Dunlop and Mulcaster will be a congestive nightmare. Big metal posts sticking up every 12-15ft is not an attractive look. The parking area as designed is more dangerous. Not impressed.

    11 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. This suggestion is for the residents of Barrie - the City just has to continue to promote the importance of buying locally

    In talking to people about the disastrous impacts of buying consumers goods from Amazon rather than supporting local retailers, I do not believe the vast majority of people have any idea of how catastrophic the long term impact of their shopping habits might be.
    We need to buy local whenever possible and especially, we need to support our downtown retailers.
    Here’s why I refrain from buying from Amazon-
    Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon is one of the richest men in the world. Not only did he not pay any taxes, whatsoever, last year, but through all kinds of tax loop…

    2 votes
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    For a glimpse into the City’s promotional messaging regarding supporting local, please visit https://investbarrie.ca/supportlocal . The City has pushed this messaging throughout corporate communications channels.

  9. 1 vote
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  10. Create pedestrian walking trails in Lovers Creek Ravine, Chalmers Park and D'Ambrosio Park.

    A new trail through the ravine would better protect the natural area by keeping pedestrians on the trail system. Further, it would better connect the neighborhoods on wither side of the ravine, improving walkability and resident well being.

    10 votes
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  11. 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.

    2 votes
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  12. Closed door bus stops in Park Place

    Please make closed door bus stops with heaters in Park place.
    Its very difficult to wait bus there in winter time.we couldn't able to fight with wind.
    We can follow the same one which in south go station.

    3 votes
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  13. Double garbage pick up after Christmas

    After Christmas should allow double amount of garbage ouch up

    5 votes
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    Please visit http://www.barrie.ca/RethinkWaste for tips on diverting your garbage from the landfill. For tips specific to the holidays: http://www.barrie.ca/RethinkHolidayWaste

  14. 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.

    3 votes
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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.

  15. To make 7A last bus late

    I work till 11 pm everyday, i pay full for my bus services and since you guys stopped 3A and my bus from south 8B is always late recently, I have to uber home every night. That is the last bus and I am tired of not being able to use my bus pass and spend extra every single night. It’s ridiculous

    3 votes
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  16. Jwalk blitz

    We need a jwalk blitz. There are far more pedestrians breaking laws and in turn blaming drivers for their own actions! There needs to be a clamp down

    5 votes
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  17. More parking

    With winter parking rules starting up alot of people are at a loss especially those living in multi room rental housing and growing families (parents have a car each and same with their young adult spawn). With only parking for two cars in a driveway and 4 bedrooms for rent (or 3+ car owners) it makes it difficult in the winter to work with parking since there is no street parking. We should have local lots with free parking in residential areas to help out. These lots would also be beneficial in summer months to keep cars off the side…

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  18. Allow cell phone reception in Allendale rec centre

    The wifi works fine but I cant receive or make calls.

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  19. Install bleachers at holly rec center in the main vestibule for viewing pool area on otherside of glass

    The pool area is extremely hot most days, especially during winter months. There is tons of space on other side of glass where there is currently 3 tables. An indoor bleacher would add more places to sit and give parents the ability to watch kids in pool area without suffering the heat from the inside bleachers.

    3 votes
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  20. Summer Road Luge Festival

    Because Barrie has different elevation levels, a yearly festival of street luge with starting point at the highest around the Municipal waste area could bring in numerous competitor. Look at the skate cross events sponsored by Red Bull.

    2 votes
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