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Category Archives: Why No?
Presentation to City Council on The Parkway by the Peterborough Greenspace Coalition, October 2, 2017
My name is Cam Douglas, and I am speaking to the staff recommendation regarding the Parkway. I am a spokesperson for Peterborough Greenspace Coalition. Our organization submitted one of the 88 appeals for a Minister’s Part II Order and we … Continue reading
The Parkway Corridor Environmental Assessment has now been completed. The City can now proceed with building this new four-lane road through the green corridor and Jackson Park, unless … Continue reading
One of our biggest criticisms of the Parkway Corridor proposals is that they appear to go against common sense in addressing our traffic needs, particularly in the Northend. Based on our experience (those of us on the team who live in the Northend) and looking at the maps of projected growth, it is clear that traffic UP-AND-DOWN our traffic grid is the main issue, not across it. Continue reading
When we ran our hallowe’en advertisement on the Parkway, that used a bad horror movie theme to critique the Parkway proposals, we got some negative comments that suggested we were taking the issue too flippantly. In our defense, we just wanted to inject a lighter tone into the discussiona different tack than the usual logic arguments. It turns out, however, the idea of the Parkway being an all-consuming monster, hungry for more and more resources, wasn’t far off the mark. Continue reading