A better Benton and Frederick St.

A better Benton and Frederick St.

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Daniel Brotherston started this petition to Regional of Waterloo Chair Karen Redman and

Benton and Fredericks Sts. are relics of a 1960's project to build a four lane road through Downtown Kitchener. Although this project is long since cancelled, most of Frederick and Benton St. remain an excessively wide, wasteful, dangerous road which cuts up our neighbourhood. This proposal redresses this historical mistake.

  • 4 lanes are no longer needed, so narrow the road to 2 lanes, repurposing the extra space for better uses.
  • Add a modern two way protected bikeway with floating bus stops.
  • Improve the pedestrian realm by narrowing the road, tightening corners, shortening crossing distance. We can also improve pedestrian access to the LRT and reconnect our neighbourhood.
  • Parking is retained, and in some places expanded.

This proposal is low cost and entirely feasible in the current road allowance. It can be completed by constructing a few new curbs, without requiring a full road reconstruction.

Details of the project including a detailed design proposal can be found at betterbenton.netlify.app.

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