There has been a lot of talk about My Dundas, the reshaping of Dundas Street in London Ontario. If you would like to find out more about what some of the plans are, or how you can have a say, you can find them online, My Dundas.
Currently, the My Dundas talk is about making Dundas Street in downtown London, The Dundas Place Flexible Street. As it stands now, Dundas Street is two way, with on street parking on both sides. It has standard sized sidewalks, and because of the usage of the LTC as a bus terminal as well as deliveries to downtown merchants, Dundas is an extremely busy street for traffic and pedestrians. It isn’t the most friendly to either vehicle or foot traffic. The idea is how changes can be made to better it for both, or lean heavily toward one and slow the traffic of the other in some way.
The Dundas Place Flexible Street Environmental Assessment Study will follow requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. There are five phases in the EA process:
• Phase 1 – What is the problem or opportunity being studied?
• Phase 2 – What is the best strategy to address the problem/opportunity?
• Phase 3 – What is the optimal design to implement the strategy identified in Phase 2?
• Phase 4 – Prepare a documentation report for public review.
• Phase 5 – Confirm design details and proceed to implementation.
The next public meeting is on Wednesday January 13th, 2016 at the London Music Hall from 4:30-8pm, no RSVP is required. The talk so far is about some potential changes like, re-routing LTC buses to stay off Dundas downtown, possibly widening the sidewalks, eliminating on street parking, making it one way as well as other ideas. My Dundas is your opportunity to take part, and stay in the know, make sure if you are interested, you take part.