Remove Woodbine Avenue Sidewalks
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We have sidewalks on Woodbine Avenue now on both sides of the street. These sidewalks are using room which can be better used for motor traffic lanes.
Due to this, we see many cars diverting to residential side streets in order to find quicker routes. These routes are traveled by children walking to school and the increased traffic will make it less safe for them to walk home.
The idling cars in traffic result in exhaust being expelled right in front of residential houses on a daily basis.
There are not very many pedestrians that use Woodbine as a commute route. The hills from the bottom are massive and even the most in shape person would end up a sweaty mess by the time they walked work. Mostly we see the odd person struggling to walk up the hill.
In fact, a pedestrian count done by city staff in August 2016 showed fewer than 200 pedestrians per day walk on Woodbine at O'Connor Drive.
The placement of the parking on the east side is dangerous. People have to exit their cars into car traffic or the sidewalk.
We should investigate an alternate residential route for the sidewalks. Or pedestrians can walk to Coxwell and use the sidewalks there instead.
We are also concerned that the lack of motor lanes make it difficult for emergency vehicles such as fire and ambulance service will be impacted by being unable to quickly make it through this major route.
Let's replace the sidewalks with a wider road and get traffic moving again!
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