Patrick Anthony Thirkell

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Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 2 weeks ago
SarahRose Werner
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, 2 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.
Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 2 weeks ago
SarahRose Werner
For pedestrians, there is a buffer (the sidewalk) but conflicts occur when the sidewalk intersects with vehicle traffic. For example, the Somerset/Garden overpass has a four-way intersection on the Somerset side with marked crosswalks and pedestrian/traffic signals. But once the pedestrian has crossed that intersection and is heading for Garden Street, they're faced with crossing the head of an exit ramp that has no crosswalk, no pedestrian signals and no clear way to negotiate conflicts with traffic from Garden Street turning right onto the ramp - except of course the good ol' start-walking-and-hope-they-see-you method, combined with a healthy dose of go-ahead-make-my-day attitude. There has to be a better way.
Supported a comment by Alex Scott on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Alex Scott
Pick a street....needs more trees
Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
SarahRose Werner
Union Street especially needs more trees.
Supported a comment by SarahRose Werner on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
SarahRose Werner
This just in - "Harbour Passage extension to carry Saint John walkway to Crown Street" - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/harbour-passage-extension-to-carry-saint-john-walkway-to-crown-street-1.4124415 Phase 1 (this summer) is to extend the Passage along Broad Street as far as Sydney, Phase 2 is an extension to Tin Can Beach and Phase 3 looks like it's along Lower Cove Loop as far as Crown.