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  1. Would like to see the women’s washrooms at Centennial Beach updated.no how water and hand dryers outdated and never work

    Could have hand towels as well as add new hand dryers. Washrooms are very cold looking and should definitely be modernized. Thanks

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 6 votes
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  6. Speed bumps on Maclaren ave

    The traffic on this street is too fast they come from foster dr and it is a drag race to get to Little ave. a park is in between the two streets.There is many children in the area.And no sidewalks.

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    The City has launched a new interactive tool 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.

  7. Boil water alerts to our phones.

    It would be good to know when there is a water main leak or something in our areas, as soon as possible to make sure and avoid anyone ever getting sick.

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  8. Enforce apartments and/or condos to take action to restrict pigeon infestation\

    Enforce Property managers of apartment building, condos, and condominiums to take necessary action to restrict pigeon infestation. Pigeons are roosting on roofs of these buildings and their waste is ending up on balconies. Pigeon waste is a health hazard and personal property has been destroyed. People living in these buildings haven't been able to enjoy their balconies because of this waste issue. People have been told that we should keep our balconies clean and normally wouldn't be a problem. With the pigeon issue though keeping balconies clean has become an impossible task.

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  9. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  15. Double garbage pick up after Christmas

    After Christmas should allow double amount of garbage ouch up

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  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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  17. 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

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  18. Please, please improve the wifi at Allandale Rec Centre.

    The wifi at Allandale Rec Centre never works when I am there. The staff said they even end up using their own data most of the time. The City of Barrie suggest I post my concerns here...

    7 votes
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  19. 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…

    6 votes
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  20. Allow cell phone reception in Allendale rec centre

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

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