To ensure that the neighbourhood is a physically safe place for people of all ages and abilities, the community needs:

  • Longer pedestrian crossing times and louder or more visible pedestrian crossing signals at wide or busy traffic intersections (e.g., Main and Hastings); other traffic-calming and safety measures, especially during the winter, when pedestrians are less visible to drivers.safety
  • Sidewalks and streets that are kept in good repair (i.e., flat, smooth) and swept and cleaned regularly, so that they are safe for people of all abilities, even in poor weather.
  • Brighter street lighting and more public seating to make people feel safer and more comfortable walking in the neighbourhood.
  • All three levels of government to address violence and poverty by housing people who are homeless, raising income assistance rates, and addressing obstacles to employment.