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Municipal Infrastructure

over 3 years ago

Given the current infrastructure in the municipality, do you feel it is more important to maintain our existing infrastructure or to build new infrastructure? Please provide your comment. 

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  • basinview over 3 years ago
    Be careful what you ask for. Building new infrastructure means 30 to 50 years of maintenance costs.
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  • Imagine over 3 years ago
    Maintain heritage, stop high rise lego blocks construction shadowing the city and blocking waterfront. Public train around HRM. When all is lost there will be regret!
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  • garthsnarf over 3 years ago
    Municipal infrastructure should be maintained. Within the peninsula I would like to see protected bicycle lanes connected. This will give agency to our more vulnerable populations who cannot afford other means of transportation. Protected bicycle lanes support HRM recs values of offering inclusive activities to residents. Protected bicycle lanes will also decrease traffic and emissions within peninsular Halifax allowing those with cars greater access to the road.
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  • acalder64 over 3 years ago
    Maintain existing infrastructure and find ways to improve efficiency of existing Infrastructure (installing Solar Panels on Roof, switch to LED lighting, etc.). Don't waste Taxpayers $$ on Megaprojects (like the new downtown Library or Convention Center).
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    • garthsnarf over 3 years ago
      I agree with everything you posted except the library. I am happy with the funding directed towards to the library.
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  • brw over 3 years ago
    We need to focus on maintenance (including replacement) rather than expansion. Most housing starts in recent years are on the peninsula, and our road networks are full of potholes and cracks that we clearly can't afford to repair. Why would we build more roads and facilities in far-flung communities if the population outside of the core is stagnant or shrinking? So, let's focus on maintenance, and replacing facilities where it makes sense, but no net-new roads or infrastructure should be built.
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  • Scott Asling over 3 years ago
    I believe in investing in existing infrastructure that makes sense and fits well into the future growth strategy. I also believe in balancing that with investment in new infrastructure, so long as again, it fits in to the overall strategic plan.
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  • odoepner over 3 years ago
    Please acquire the lands necessary to establish the Birch Cove Blue Mountain Regional Park exactly as envisioned in the 2006 Regional Plan.
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  • odoepner over 3 years ago
    Please invest serious time, effort and funds to make the Bedford - Fairview - Downtown Halifax commuter rail happen soon.
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  • RobertRoss over 3 years ago
    Existing infrastructure should always be properly maintained to ensure that its life-cycle is at its maximum potential. The cost of new infrastructure becomes ever more costly each year, so unless that infrastructure has reached its capacity limit, or exceeded it, it needs to be kept.
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  • Rowan over 3 years ago
    Maintain existing infrastructure, but increase funding for things like mass transit and bike lanes
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  • OneTwoThree over 3 years ago
    Maintaining current infrastructure should be the norm regardless. But new infrastructure is needed urgently. The peninsula has only a handful of entry points and they are all becoming massive bottlenecks year after year. The city either needs to find ways to get people to use transit (the hard way) or build more entry points for vehicles into and out of the city because the bi-hi , Armdale rotary, bridges and Windsor exchange are constantly clogged, and every year we find a band-aid solution to these but they are not a complete solution.
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  • Sophie over 3 years ago
    Take a break from the mega projects (convention center, the bridge lift), put that toward thorough maintenance of existing infrastructure. Finish off the cogswell exchange fiasco. If you must dump money into a project of some sort, put it toward protecting natural parks and land, and turning that into trails and paths. Building new parking lots where they're most needed. I'm fine with a 10-20m walk if I have guaranteed parking in a lot near where I'm going.
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  • jimmyflynn over 3 years ago
    We really need to stop wasting so much money on transit that isnt' working. Mass transit and bikes lanes would be good. And a third bridge. Also any chance of getting the bridge fee reduced or cancelled now that the bridges are paid for?
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  • ME over 3 years ago
    Priority number one should be to acquire the lands necessary to establish the Birch Cove Blue Mountain Regional Park exactly as envisioned in the 2006 Regional Plan. Another priority should be to work with the province in getting a proper trail system and associated amenities within Long Lake Provincial Park. Part of that includes establishing another parking lot to get the cars off the side of the St. Margaret's Bay Road - if the Province doesn't have the money - Halifax should pay for it as it is the citizens of Halifax that are the users. Where the transit riders are saying with their feet that the investment in transit does not meet their needs, with those same feet, people are demonstrating the crying need for investment in Long Lake Provincial Park. There needs to be more investment in bicycle lanes. Why is there no bicycle lane from the Rotary to Sambro and around the Sambro loop for example? Bicycle lanes create economic development benefits and not just recreational options. A bicycle lane would help bring business to Sambro as a collateral benefit for example.
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  • matthvm over 3 years ago
    Its important to maintain our existing infrastructure or to build new infrastructure or we become a third world municipality like Detroit
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  • garthsnarf over 3 years ago
    Protected bicycle lanes
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  • Spicer over 3 years ago
    Build new recreational infrastructure, trails and cultural assets.
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