Questions [part 1/2]

40 Avenue North: Before the Green Line

You know your neighbourhood best. Please help us understand (1) what is currently great around 40 Ave N, and (2) what problems/challenges there currently are. You can also think of "problems/challenges" as aspirations or things that could be improved. You are welcome to share more than one answer.

Think about your neighbourhood now: what is great about it? what do you value most?

e.g. great roads, nice parks, safe intersections, business access, types of housing etc.

9 October, 2016

Zap says:

“Good families, close proximity to restaurants, businesses, playgrounds.. we walk our kids to school, we walk to work. one car family.”

9 October, 2016

Josh says:

“unsafe intersection, rundown housing. location to core is great, accessibility to airport, public transport access, schools, restaurants etc”

7 October, 2016

Zoi says:

“Green space, local business, affordable housing for middle income”

7 October, 2016

Emily says:

“I like the proximity to the downtown core. I get the advantages of suburban living without being far away from the city ”

6 October, 2016

kelsyb says:

“The trees Access to main roads Quiet”

4 October, 2016

Dwayne says:

“Its great because the maturity of the area and the closeness to the core. ”

3 October, 2016

Deanna says:

“Value - single family (detached) homes with mature landscaping and space between each residence. Yards for kids to play in.”

3 October, 2016

Diana says:

“Ease of access to the downtown. ”

3 October, 2016

Diana says:

“Open/green spaces around centre street, Highland park golf course on east and west side of centre street. Walkability, mature quiet area.”

3 October, 2016

Sandy says:

“Multiple access, close to downtown. Quite, not congested. No parking problems.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Access into Tim's is a concern with turning cars and backing up traffic in both rush hours. Driver's get impatient and speed around.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“What's great is I have excellent service to the downtown core and to the airport via transit. Also great, 72/73 cross route to get around.”

What are some current land use and transportation problems/challenges that you think need to be addressed?

e.g. problem intersections, jaywalking, business issues, access to community services etc.

4 October, 2016

Dwayne says:

“Very conjested roads. With the new CTrain line please please either build it below grade or close intersection as to avoid sunridge mall lin”

3 October, 2016

Diana says:

“Challenge - Speed limit reduction on Centre street @ 37/38th ave at peak rush hour times. Traffic to the core should flow, not slow”

3 October, 2016

Diana says:

“turning lights required at centre str @ 40th ave in both directions (north & south) to minimize one car getting through a light due to peds”

3 October, 2016

Diana says:

“with greenline it will reduce car lanes from four to one in each direction. this will cause frustraing delays for commuters in to the core.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Pedestrian crossing at 43rd and Centre St. Low visibility due to the hill has resulted in accidents with pedestrians.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Parking is an issue with events at Centre St. Church and people parking to commute to downtown via buses. Residential parking passes needed”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Access into Tim's, turning cars, back-ups in the parking lot and out on to the street.”

2 October, 2016

Suzana says:

“More lights and walk ways among ALL residential routes en route to public transit. More help phones and warm areas for transit riders”

2 October, 2016

Shelley McConnell says:

“Central green spaces along LRT lines important for the health of low income families. LRT lines should not only be for work commutes.”

2 October, 2016

Shelley McConnell says:

“Access to green spaces by transit, so all families can access them. Bike paths through green spaces to access existing networks.”

1 October, 2016

longtr says:

“Challenges with traffic snarls & delays due to cars turning into Tim's at 40th - needs to be re-designed so-as not to block east/west flow”

1 October, 2016

Highwooeres says:

“Intersection of 40th Avenue and Centre St. And pedestrian traffic on Centre street to be more visible.”

Questions [part 2/2]

40 Avenue North: After the Green Line is built...

You know your neighbourhood best. Please help us understand (1) what could be great around 40 Ave N after the Green Line is built, and (2) what problems/challenges you think might emerge. You can also think of "problems/challenges" as aspirations or things that could be improved. You are welcome to share more than one answer.

Think about your neighbourhood after the Green Line is built... what opportunities are there to make the area even greater?

e.g. improved areas, access to transit, business growth, housing etc.

7 October, 2016

Zoi says:

“Accessibility/walkability - really hard to commute without direct access to the ctrain.”

7 October, 2016

Emily says:

“Local stores to improve walkability, keep or increase green spaces, do not sacrifice local stores or houses”

4 October, 2016

Dwayne says:

“Access to Transit, do not build it like sunridge mall ”

3 October, 2016

Daina says:

“Not sure of advantages. Take out the BLVD's on e/w side of street and widen centre street to add in greenline.”

3 October, 2016

H Navis says:

“A wider Centre St. would be good so we don't lose car lanes to the train.”

3 October, 2016

H Navis says:

“Consider C-train service to the airport like route 300 today. ”

3 October, 2016

H Navis says:

“More local shops or strip malls would be nice that we can walk too.”

2 October, 2016

SMcConn says:

“There has been a recent massive influx of young families into the neighborhood. Would hate to see the planned developments undermine this.”

2 October, 2016

shelley McConnell says:

“Increase and mainatin the public green spaces so all families can use them. ”

2 October, 2016

biola says:

“small businesses will no doubt grow. ”

1 October, 2016

longtr says:

“Improved small business opp's along Centre St, more access to easily cross Centre St (pedestrian crossing lights), wider sidewalks, ”

1 October, 2016

longtr says:

“Make the area more walkable & transit-friendly, less vehicular traffic. More small businesses along Centre St. Parking away from Centre St”

What problems/challenges do you think might emerge after the Green Line is built? What are your biggest concerns?

e.g. traffic problems, access to businesses, crime, crossing the street etc.

3 October, 2016

Daina says:

“Conerns: greater traffic congestions with reduced lanes & high density developments in a small radius (re centre str/highland park).”

3 October, 2016

Daina says:

“huge traffic congestions with single lanes north/south with no left hand turning lights to move the traffic around or from behind transit.”

3 October, 2016

Daina says:

“Biggest problem - losing one lane of traffic in each direction (N/S) . Not all people (work) or can take transit in to the core. ”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Concerned about traveling south by car from the East side of Centre St. and 42nd, 43rd and 44th Ave when the train goes in.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Concerned about train noise for residential houses along Centre St. Could sound barriers be considered?”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Parking around the stop on all the neighboring streets causes issues for residents. Problem will only get worse with no planned parking.”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Extra set of lights planned for Centre St. at golf course development will cause further delays to cars and train going N/S on the narrow St”

3 October, 2016

H. Navis says:

“Pedestrian crossings the East side to the West side of Centre St. need to be improved. Consider overhead bridge crossings for school kids?”

2 October, 2016

SMcConn says:

“massive traffic issues if development of LRT line proceeds at same time as other planned large-scale condtruction projects in this small are”

1 October, 2016

longtr says:

“Increased crime in surrounding neighborhoods. Easy access to crossings @ Centre St”

1 October, 2016

longtr says:

“Parking will be a challenge but improved transit, pedestrian access, and small business will encourage folks to use transit and walk.”

1 October, 2016

Alma says:

“Crime; access to business; LRT tracks and stations are ugly and noisy; traffic already slow at McKnight & Centre; no alt routes available. ”

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