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What do you love about your neighbourhood? What needs improving? Share your thoughts and explore what others think!
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We want to hear about how you experience your neighbourhood! Please take a moment to fill out our survey. We’d also LOVE for you to fill up the map at the bottom of this page, with routes and places that make you smile, or make you frown. Are there hot spots? Are there shared concerns? Use this map to share your thoughts on your neighbourhood’s public space!
Information shared here will contribute to building a better understanding of the neighbourhood and help inform ongoing discussions on what kind of improvements we want to see in this neighbourhood.
What do you feel proud of?
What areas are you afraid of?
Where do you gather or play?
Where do you shop?
Where do you work?
What routes do you take through the neighbourhood? Do they feel safe, or could they use improvement?
Use the green ADD MARKER and blue ADD ROUTE buttons at the top of the map to select a pin or route to add to the map. You’ll have the opportunity to leave a comment with each pin/route if you’d like.
When drawing a route, double click to end your route. Then, you’ll be able to select the colour of your route—green if you enjoy travelling there, or red if it could use some improvement.
Click on other pins and routes to see what others have contributed to the map.
Have fun! Share with your neighbours!
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Potter's Guild is a great spot for kids, adults and families
Difficult to turn north due to volume of traffic. Always people trying to run across the street to the bus stop or rushing with a stroller, or an elderly person trying to cross. Scary. Accident waiting to happen. Could definitely use a pedestrian crossing.
On Hunter St. for food, friendship, play (festivals).
Feel proud of the restaurants, cafes, and businesses on Hunter St.
No pedestrian crossing on Rubidge between Charlotte and McDonnel. A crossing at Brock or Hunter would be beneficial.
After Mcdonnel, until at least Edinburgh, there are no sloped sidewalks and the drop to the road is very steep, making it inaccessible to cross the street with a stroller, if you are a wheelchair user etc.
Underused park. Home for a community garden?
Lots of area around community garden... could expand garden significantly.
This is a very enjoyable walk, but the sidewalk ends halfway up Golfview. The remainder of the path, all the way to Whitefield Drive, needs to be on the road. OK for adults, but despite local traffic only, can be dangerous with kids (especially on bikes).
A pedestrian crossing light would immensely benefit community, allowing better use of green area on both sides of Goodfellow.
Area is suitable for winter skating rink, either besides the community garden or inside the playground nearby.
A few simple footbridges over the creek, on the path between Silverdale Road and McMann Park, as well as over customarily flooded areas would create a large walkable corridor and integrate the neighbourhoods.
Area has but a few paths... could be further developed with simple sports fields which would not be excessively costly to implement and remove in case Parkway is extended.
Playground could use some improvements.
Community Garden started a few years ago an excellent initiative. Growing pains are bearable.
park - have found needles here, making it an undesirable place to take kids
Would love to see bridge repainted, repaired
Plenty of litter beside the path and around the stairwell
Road needs repaving, very deep potholes and cracks
Loud fights at night on the street, people digging through garbage, road kill, garbage all around area
sketchy alley off of chambers street
To upgrade road quality for bicycles
People making derogatory comments
Traffic. Hunter should be much slower (as should all downtown streets.) Aylmer is perfect for biking - wide and smooth - but hunter and aylmer the intersection narrows and it gets really scary. I've nearly been left-turned into multiple times in the last year!!
Traffic. The intersection narrows. Aylmer should be made more bike friendly.
Hutchison House is beautiful and historically relevant
Poor lighting on the trail. Need for bike police
We play cricket here! 🙂
Garbage is unsightly. Please remove
Path is too dark at night
Traffic is bad and hard to get across
Add splash pad to park
Dog park potential
Lots of traffic/speeding. Hard to cross.
Bad sidewalk and curb cuts
Shop at GreenUp
Visibility is poor at trail crossing. Trim trees back?
Creek needs a clean-up.
Bridge on trail. Wood is breaking down. Trees might fall, they are encroaching
Sinkhole starting in road
More affordable housing, especially for people with disabilities (KPP)
Affordable housing needed here
Rename dead end section of Rubidge/make into extension of park - Playground?
Unsafe traffic where Rubidge and Reid join
Develop affordable housing (higher density) @ Brock Mission
Develop as bike oriented. Intensify with housing options (beautiful and affordable)
Develop more affordable housing here.
Make child friendly! Bethune street generally
Smoother road surface needed for bikes, old people and cars.
Love that I can shop by foot
LOVE the bike trails and the green space. City better keep it
We spend a lot of time at this spot by the trail to have breaks and snacks as a family
Sharps bins are needed
Would like a play structure in the park here and safe needle disposal bins
Dark. Sometimes encounter shady characters
Love the trail, but tend to avoid it after dark
Visibility is poor, unsafe activity on bridge
Prostitutes, drugs, robbery
I want to understand where the water that flows out of the concrete spillway that's incorporated with the new bridge comes from.
we work from home (this is also where we live)
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