A bigger, better Centennial Park

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


3 Responses to “A bigger, better Centennial Park”
  1. Chris says:

    Lakeshore and Simcoe St have become a nightmare to drive over the last couple years. You now have to wait in a queue to make several turns to continue on Lakeshore, when previously you could just drive straight. There are now turns required at Toronto and Tiffin Streets. For traffic heading from Mulcaster & Dunlop to Lakeshore and Minet’s Point, this means waiting in 2 extremely long left turn queues at peak hours. Not to mention the useless set of traffic lights just south of Toronto Street that serve traffic leaving a condo; there is no logical reason that an intersection with that low amount of traffic volume warrants a set of traffic lights. I would like to know what the logic was in allowing all of this to happen.

    • Stephen Deneault says:

      The purpose of that traffic re-alignment is to get people off of lakeshore drive and begin using Bradford Street as it is a much wider and accomodating road for heavier vehicle traffic. From a planning perspective, what the City of Barrie has done is quite genius. Another alternative I suggest for you is to use public transit or other modes of environmentally friendly transportation.

  2. William says:

    What the city should consider is bus only lanes on the new realignment of lakeshore drive.

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