Keep our neighborhood safe in the Upper Country Club neighborhood in Cambridge Ont.

Keep our neighborhood safe in the Upper Country Club neighborhood in Cambridge Ont.

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Michelle Price started this petition to Cambridge city council and Deputy Mayor Michael Mann

This petition has been prepared for the Upper Canada Country Club neighborhood in Cambridge, Ontario. While this petition is being originally posted in the group’s Facebook page for easy access and in keeping with COVID protocols of social distancing, at this time, we encourage distribution of the link to change.org to neighbors who may not be on Facebook.

Petition:

We need to address traffic safety concerns in our neighborhood. On June 3, 2021, a young child was struck at the corner of Baintree and Coulthard and taken to hospital.  This is not the first accident that has taken place in our neighborhood.

We request city council implement the following measures to mitigate known risks and prevent further incidents:

  1. Implement traffic calming measures (speed bumps, stop signs).
  2. Update and/or enforce parking by-laws governing on-street parking to restrict current residents from using on-street parking as an extension of their own personal driveway.
  3. Enforce existing zoning bylaws to prevent further intensification and growth within the neighborhood that will result in increased traffic volumes and increased on-street parking.
  4. Extend bike lanes to enhance safety for residents.

In 2005 the City of Cambridge approved the Mattamy development known as the Upper Canada Country Club, creating a special zoning amendment for Mattamy Homes to build more homes on smaller lots and narrower streets in a smaller space than normally allowed (there are approximately 887 dwellings in our neigbhourhood).  This has resulted in compromised lines of sight for both drivers and pedestrians, unsafe on-street parking and an unsafe areas for children to play. The safety concern is increased by drivers observed speeding and driving through stop signs on a daily basis.

We are deeply saddened by what took place on June 3rd and seek Council’s urgent response to this matter.

Members of our group will share details of this electronically signed petition with the mayor and council and seek a vote on these matters in an open forum for full transparency to the community.

Sincerely,

The Residents of Upper Canada Country Club neighborhood

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