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One 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
The 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