SarahRose Werner

Location

Saint John, NB

Joined

May, 2017

Recent Activity

Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months ago
Comparing the walkway to Partridge Island with possible pedestrian/cyclist access to the Harbour Bridge is like comparing apples and oranges. The latter would be part of the transportation network, encouraging people to use active transportation to commute, shop, etc. The former would be for recreational and possibly tourism purposes only.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 1 week ago
Aha! Not being familiar w/ the LWS, I had to look at a map to realize that there's access to the Harbour Bridge from Market Place on the LWS and that people wouldn't have to trek out to Bleury St. *Now* I get it, Chris.
Supported a comment by Chris Osborne on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 1 week ago
Chris Osborne
The issue is that for Lower West Side residents there is no direct route across anymore. The original city was either side of the harbour linked by ferry, just like New York and other large urban centers. Saint John has basically cut off the Lower West Side and isolated it for pedestrian traffic since the 1960's. It's time to bring that link back, a direct link, not a round about through Lancaster.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Does the walk and cycle way really need to go over the Harbour Bridge? The Harbour Passage is already being used as a commuting route. What's really needed is to improve conditions for pedestrians and especially cyclists from OSCO westwards. For pedestrians, there needs to be a crosswalk before or where the south-side sidewalk ends at the Reversing Falls. And certainly both pedestrians and cyclists need a better way to negotiate Simms Corner.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Another issue - the Causeway at Bayside is an excellent example of this - is that the pedestrian lights are timed to actually bring pedestrians into conflict with left-turning traffic. The same is true for the Causeway at Union when crossing Union. I ignore the lights and cross when my own good sense and observation of traffic patterns tells me it's safe.
Supported a comment by Chris Osborne on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Chris Osborne
One of the issues as a pedestrian in this city is the length of the lights at some intersections. You would need to sprint across them! Somerset at Magazine, or the Causeway at Bayside are examples of lights not equally or properly timed.