The city is asking what the public thinks a stretch of road should look like over the coming years.
A full Mariner's Hall was busy Wednesday night looking over an eight kilometre stretch of road, from Simpson Street near Rowand Street all the way to Grenville Avenue, to help map out a new vision for the route. Jessica Hawes, a senior associate with Brooks McIllroy, said whenever a capital project comes up on that stretch of road, this vision will help guide everything from public art to trees to recreation trails.
"It isn't something that's going to change tomorrow," she said. "This is going to give an opportunity to create a cohesive vision for the entire length of the image route."
The vision would also come together under a water theme to tie it to the nearby lake and rivers. It could be as simple as private property being cleaned up to improving pedestrian traffic at key areas, all with a common theme.
Ken Shields said it's a good idea but he would like to see protected bike lanes, a common question from people who attended the open house. He wants the city to have a safe transportation route from North to South.
"Considering bicycles are clean and green it's kind of curious that they haven't fit that in," he said.
Nathan Woods agreed.
He's been looking over plans since the waterfront project, which resulted in the building the open house was held in Wednesday, began. They seem to start with protected bike lanes but they're not in the new proposed image route.
"I thought that was the presentation," he said.
Not having them seems like a step backwards he said.
Hawes said the open house is so the public can suggest ideas for the proposed route. Results will be presented to the city's Clean, Green and Beautiful commitee.
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