Over the summer of 2016 we heard from over 600 of you about what you’d like for the future of Sidney’s downtown streetscape. The design team is now working on some draft urban design guidelines and streetscape standards.
Overview of the public engagement process for this project:
Sidney Street Market & Walking Tours
The project consultants hosted a booth at the Sidney Street Market on Thursday, August 11th to offer a questionnaire as well as three walking tours of the downtown area to learn about and get ideas on creating ‘streets for people.’ Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Market.
The survey has now closed and the winner of the $100 gift certificate to a downtown business has been notified. Thank you to all those who participated and shared their thoughts.
I Wish Map
"I Wish" Maps were posted in the foyer of the Town Hall and at the corner of Beacon Avenue and Fourth Street from July 20th to August 3rd. The maps were wall-size aerial photographs of the project area where residents and visitors could post ideas and suggestions for how to improve the downtown. The maps were a great success; by the time they came down we had three maps full of your ideas. Thank you!
Short, three question post-card questionnaires were made available at pop-up booths in the downtown area, as well as at the SHOAL Centre, some downtown businesses and at the Sidney Visitor Centre. This was intended to provide people with a quick and simple way of providing their thoughts on what they love about the downtown and what could make it even better.
Businesses that hosted the cards:
D.J. Bremner & Associates Menswear
Janet's Special Teas
Muffett & Louisa
Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
Pop-up booths with small-size aerial maps and questionnaires were conducted in the downtown area on July 27th and July 30th. Residents and visitors were asked to fill out a survey and provide their ideas on how the downtown could be improved. Over a hundred surveys were completed over the course of two days.
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