"It can take me 2 hours to get to FoodBasics and back with my walker because I take two busses. The bus transfer does not even last long enough."
"With two little kids for whom 30 minutes is too much to walk and going by bus around is too long for basic groceries."
"It is important to get to work early in the morning when not even buses go."
While the City of Kitchener is collecting input for a feasibility study regarding a pedestrian connection over ION tracks in Traynor-Vanier neighbourhood, our team made door to door visits and talked to 176 tenants to contribute valuable input about travel patterns in the area. You can review the overall considerations outlined in the information package and provide your feedback on the potential solutions as well as the criteria to be taken into consideration in designing feasible solutions by February 24th. If you live in the wider Kingsdale area, you can always drop in at the community centre and take part in the more direct survey about the impact of the removal of the pedestrian access to Fairway stores, your preferred ways to travel (walk, cycle, transit or drive) and your preferred destinations over the ION tracks
To find out what we have learned in Traynor-Vanier neighbourhood, read a short report from our engagement in the four buildings thanks to the guidance of the KW Tenant Group and urban planning students from University of Waterloo.
If you want to read an analysis written by TriTag about the location of the future pedestrian connections, their latest blog is a real treat.