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Moving around Ward 9?
It has been almost 17 months since we declared a pandemic and three lockdowns later the number one concern I still hear from residents is the challenge of moving around safely on our roads. Whether you live in Lambeth, Talbot Village, Byron or Riverbend the concerns are the same. Our neighbourhoods are unsafe for children, adults and pets because of speeding and cut-through traffic, we are unable to get out onto a street safely without being forced off the road, drivers not stopping at Stop signs and congestion on our main streets.
I recently met with a representative from Young London who passed on a recent survey on “What Young Londoners Care About”. These Londoners are between 16-30 years of age and Ward 9 respondents’ main issues were Housing and Mental Health followed by Covid-19 and Discrimination. In addition, they also expressed concerns for the lack of youth spaces as well as the need for accessible and affordable transit.
This Council has approved Rapid Transit for the East, Downtown and South parts of London but has left us in the West without a plan, even though most of the development in the next 10-15 years will occur in the south-west. As we deal with the frustration of already moving around, we know it will only get worse as areas outside of London expand and use our roads.
London has implemented a Complete Streets policy which works with the London Plan, our Official City Plan to prioritize and create our streets to be more functional, attractive street environments, making them safer and to better serve pedestrians and cyclists. In a recent report that went to Council, staff are now reviewing our major transportation projects with a Climate Emergency Screening Tool (CEST) to review projects. I am looking forward to Council receiving the City’s next Mobility Master Plan which will be coming to us in the near future with public consultation. This plan will combine city building and economic growth objectives with environmental sustainability, equity and accessibility.
In the meantime, what is your part in keeping our streets safe? If you do have concerns or would like a few “Respect the Limit” signs feel free to reach out to me through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell 226-927-0439 or visit my website at www.annahopkins.ca for the latest updates.
Thank you and stay safe,
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Notice of Commencement - Biosolids Management Master Plan
This Class EA Master Plan project will identify and evaluate the City’s current and future methods of managing, treating and disposing of biosolids. Biosolids are the by-product of the wastewater treatment process utilized at all five of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants. This study will provide the planning framework to guide how London will manage biosolids over the next 30 years.
Want to see some great ideas for projects in Ward 9! Check out the Southwest area ideas to see some wonderful submissions by the community! November the 6th is voting day so remember to make your choice!
This month, the City’s Elections Office will be encouraging Londoners to complete a survey about Elections Signs.
This survey will allow City staff to better understand the opinion of members of the public related to the current Election Sign By-law, adopted on November 14, 2017, as well as how the by-law has generally been applied. It will be available until Sunday, October 31. The results of this survey will be summarized in a report to the Corporate Services Committee and City Council in the winter of 2021.
I encourage you to take a minute to provide some feedback on these signs!
City of London launches new feedback opportunities to collect public input on e-scooters and large cargo e-bikes
The City of London has launched two new feedback opportunities for residents and businesses to provide input on how e-scooters and large cargo e-bikes could be used in London.
As part of the Province of Ontario e-scooter pilot program and cargo e-bike pilot program, Ontario municipalities can now determine if and how these transportation choices will be allowed in their community.
To learn more, click the link below.
Check out the City’s new interactive story map that details London’s history and relationship with water and how we can grow as a city while still protecting water quality. Please note that this story map is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
Notice of Upcoming Work: Southdale Rd W Improvements - Pine Valley Blvd to Bostwick Rd
Download the notice below regarding the timing and details of the work, scheduled to start Jan 2021 in order to accommodate the Southdale Rd W construction scheduled in 2022.
Due to the increased traffic demand and growth in development in the western part of the city, London has commenced an Environmental Assessment to study options to increase the capacity of the intersection. To learn more, check the link below and stay up-to-date on this project.