Want these New West roads to stay like this? Have your say

Chris Campbell

The City of New Westminster has instituted several measures to deal with COVID-19’s impact on the city and its citizens.

These have included multiple committees and working groups aimed at supporting neighbourhoods, businesses and residents.

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As pictured above, some roads have also been reallocated to allow physical distancing.

I think it’s a great idea and one the city should consider continuing well into the future. Making communities friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists is the way of the future. We need to get people out of their pollution-spewing vehicles.

If you like this idea and want to keep it, the city has a survey that needs your input. You can also have a say on a variety of other pandemic issues as the city looks forward.

“This survey is only one way to participate in the city’s recovery planning and visioning for a post-pandemic future,” reads a statement by the City of New Westminster. “Later in the survey, we will ask about your interest in participating in small-group dialogues on this topic. City staff will also be reaching out to a wide variety of community groups, and their members, clients and networks, to gather input.”

The survey can be found here.
If you would prefer to complete this survey by phone, email engage@newwestcity.ca to make an appointment. If you don’t have access to email, call Jennifer at 604-527-4653.
If you would prefer to complete this survey by phone in a different language, email engage@newwestcity.ca with your request and interpretation services will be arranged.
Engagement on the City’s pandemic recovery is expected to continue through the summer and into September 2020.

Follow Chris Campbell on Twitter @shinebox44.

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