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It’s a Glorified Sidewalk, Not a Trail

image of City Trail before Medical DriveOne of the main points AECOM is putting forward in their efforts to reduce opposition to their proposals to pave the Parkway is that a trail can still be accommodated beside the Parkway road. For trail users, it is possibly the one part of the proposals that makes the least sense. A trail beside a road does not equal a trail through greenspace. Continue reading

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What Does the “E” in EA Mean, Anyway?

The environment as one of eight criteria for evaluationThe City’s Parkway Corridor Proposals are being prepared under a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (usually called EA for short). This sounds like a nice, impartial and balanced process designed to protect the environment. But is it? When you look at it in more detail, protecting the environment is a small part of the EA process. We worry City Council is going to use what looks like a “protect the environment” study to justify doing exactly the opposite: destroy our greenways and one of our most precious parks. The EA process is ignoring many of the wider costs; the costs that matter most to many Peterborough citizens. Continue reading

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