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City wants your input on road safety, possible speed reductions in Barrie

Barrie residents have until Aug. 30 to share feedback, which will be incorporated into a staff report later this year
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The City of Barrie is asking residents to comment on road safety in their neighbourhood and across the city, and how it might be improved. The deadline to share feedback is Tuesday, Aug. 31.  

As part of council’s plan to create safer streets, the city created an online survey to poll residents on road safety and speed changes in Barrie. The purpose is to gain feedback from residents as to whether people are in favour of a city-wide reduction or solely a reduction in residential areas, along with further questions that may help identify specific streets of concern with respect to road safety and speeding.  

The city wants to gain feedback about road safety in the community and this is being done using the following methods:   

  • map where residents can place a ‘pin’ to identify an area they think would benefit from a traffic-calming measure (temporary speed cushion, radar board, etc.) or a speed reduction.
  • A five-question survey that asks citizens to share their thoughts about speed limits, the effectiveness of traffic safety measures, and other road safety concerns.

Feedback received will be incorporated into a staff report later this fall that will consider future traffic-calming measures, potential speed reductions and other road safety programs for council’s consideration. The consultation will also help inform city staff of possible locations for temporary speed cushions in 2022.  

Click here for more information and to share your feedback before Aug. 31. 

For more information on the city’s traffic-calming measures, click here.