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  1. Repave the trail around the waterfront.

    Existing asphalt trail is in poor condition for kids on scooters, rollerblading, skateboarding and in some section poor for even walking or riding a bike.

    This is a very well used trail and should be maintained at a higher level.

    14 votes
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  2. More **** and scoop bags in parks

    We need biodegradable **** and scoop bags in and around city parks and facilities. Also the addition of garbage bins for them.

    11 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Enforce the no parking in front of the schools on a more regular basis

    The school boards should provide a round about pickup within their parking lots to allow students a safer way of being picked up. Too many children are walking out between parked cars and into the path of oncoming traffic in order to enter their parents' vehicles on the driver's side.
    Perhaps doing away with a boulevard in front of the schools and turning into a loading zone would create a far safer environment and would also enable a better flow of traffic. This has been done in States and proven to be successful.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    40 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Diversity

    On Barrie.ca website, click on Living. On the photo carousel the second photo shows 4 kids that I am sure makes a lot of Barrie's residents feel like they don't belong here. Please show diversity in the photos that you use on barrie.ca. If every one in Barrie was white-skin with blue-eyes maybe it would have been fine to see just that in the photos of our city's website. But that's not the case anymore. Barrie is a lot more diverse now.

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 20 votes
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  10. City’s Beach Workout and Calisthenics Designated Area

    All athletes will be able to promote a healthy lifestyle by using the first in the Simcoe County designated outdoors workout space. Pull up and push up bars is everything that is needed. It does not cost much to promote a healthier community and lifestyle. In other words cheap to build and maintain this equipment.

    10 votes
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  11. Improve the Barrie Skatepark

    The Skatepark in Barrie at Queens Park is 20+ years old and in disrepair. The original design is outdated and not well executed. There are dangerous cracks throughout and the coping and transitions aren’t well designed or constructed. Barrie has a large population of skateboarders, scooters and bikers who would appreciate a more modern and less dangerous facility, with features compatible for the novice up to the expert.

    6 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Recreational Trail - Barrie Collingwood Railway

    Repurpose the old tracks that are costing taxpayers money into a recreational trail that can run from Barrie and Collingwood connecting two of the best lifestyle cities. The trail can be for walking/running, biking and snowmobiling. It’s not feasible to keep these tracks operational unless the small amount of business’ using them contribute to the running costs. Transit is already being looked after through existing future projects so a recreational trail here would be the best option. There aren’t enough tourists/commuters going from Barrie to Collingwood to justify transit implementation.

    Recreational trail would be the best thing for our city!

    2 votes
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  14. Support our community

    Create a list of:
    1. locally owned businesses
    2. locally manufactured/products
    3. local businesses that revest in the community or community charities

    3 votes
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  15. resident should get access to online training on First Aid / CPR

    Looking at the tough time where our Covid19 warriors are giving their best while protecting lives - it becomes our responsibility to reduce the burden on the medical fraternity as much as it is possible. We all can help the each other and the medical fraternity by knowing First Aid and CPR. We can save people from reaching to the critical conditions if on-time emergency first-aid or CPR is given. I feel this course should be made available to the residents through online. They are so many providers of this course like - redcross, simplecpr, nationalcprfoundation, etc.

    1 vote
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  16. waterfront over crowding

    just a thought ...with all the people coming up from outside of Barrie could you not call back workers that were let go due to covid and have them man the parking lots and only let Barrie resident in, or patrol the playgrounds that are being used.

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  17. Stop using the Barrie Advance to distribute the City of Barrie Calendar

    The Barrie Advance can not guarantee to the door delivery and for most of us only get it thrown on our driveways.
    I have had to stop delivery because I have someone clear the snow from my driveway and I do not want these haphazardly thrown newspapers wrecking their equipment.
    Can the city switch delivery methods? Hire a charity to deliver the calendars or use (I hate to say it) Canada Post.

    3 votes
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  18. create outdoor bonfires in city parks this winter to facilitate outdoor distanced visiting.

    So many residents are using city parks for distanced outdoor visits. As the weather becomes colder, wouldn't it be great if the city would consider offering bonfires in a couple of parks (as it done at Snow Valley and Horseshoe Valley) so that people could continue this in spite of the increasing cold?

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  19. Use Base Borden as a testing site for Covid 19

    Hello City of Barrie and Mayor’s Office:

    Has any thought been given to using Base Borden as a testing site for Covid 19?

    There has got to be an available facility/building/area that could be used for this purpose. Perhaps even 2 testing sites??
    I assume they have medical personnel that could be trained to do this testing.

    This site is not being utilized at a time when more testing is necessary and there are simply not enough sites available.

    What are the Mayor’s thoughts on this option?

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  20. speed bumps needed

    address Athabaska road, speed bumps needed

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    The City launched a new interactive tool earlier this year for residents to suggest locations in Barrie where they would like to see speed cushions installed: https://bit.ly/BarrieSpeedCushions

    Residents can use this application to submit a location, or “like” a location already submitted, for the City to consider putting a speed cushion in 2021. The City will collect submissions until November 13, 2020.

    The submissions received from the public will be shared with Members of Council in January 2021 to help councillors decide where speed bumps should be placed in each ward in 2021.

    Visit www.barrie.ca/traffic to learn more about the City’s traffic calming methods.

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