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Stronger Communities

by DaveK, 27 May 2019

 With the decline of church communities serving as a focal point for many communities, what is replacing those institutions?  It would be great if we could think through creative ways of bringing people together so that we can meet and get to know each other.  Despite the very positive impacts of the LRT in terms of building up the central corridor of our cities, I am concerned with the continued expansion of suburbia in all directions surrounding KW.  We really need to get out of their cars, taking public transit, walking and riding our bicycles.  We need the exercise, the personal engagement with others and places to go and where we can meet people. 

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chradcliffe over 1 year ago
I completely agree. We need to make active and public transportation the top priority. We need smaller roads with more space for safe cycling and walking. It's unacceptable to have new infrastructure built in our community that is unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians. We need to make sure that the regional employees responsible for road infrastructure planning have strong direction from Council and the strategic plan that active transportation comes first. We need support (and a requirement) for these planners to learn about and adopt current best practices in safe active transportation infrastructure from around the world (look at The Netherlands, Scandinavian countries). We should not accept fragmented and disconnected active transportation infrastructure. We should not accept obviously dangerous non-infrastructure like the cycling lanes that straddle the right lanes and on-ramps on the Northfield bridge over Highway 85 -- this infrastructure is barely a few years old and yet it is among the most dangerous areas for cyclists in the region.
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lghender over 1 year ago
Agree! We need a more connected community - both from a transit and accessibility perspective, and from a social network (supporting/facilitating) perspective.
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