The City of London needs your input to improve walking in your neighbourhood.
Date: June 21, 2023
To: Resident, business and/or property owner
This notice is being sent to you in follow up to a previous notice dated May 26, 2023, regarding a community consultation meeting at Stronach Community Recreation Centre on June 13, 2023, to collect input on new sidewalks in the Huron Heights area.
Unfortunately, the first notice arrived later than planned, and residents were not given sufficient time to participate in the June 13 meeting. As a result, a second drop-in meeting has been added to give everyone in the neighbourhood an opportunity to participate in the consultation process, recognizing that there was not enough notice given for the first in-person event. Details of the July event are included below.
We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this has caused for the community and hope you can join us at the upcoming meeting in July if you did not have a chance to join the June meeting.
The City of London is committed to providing safe, convenient, and accessible mobility choices for all residents. As part of this commitment, the City has identified several local communities that would benefit from the improved connectivity that sidewalks provide.
We’re contacting you because City Council has directed staff to develop a “Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan” for your area, which will identify where new sidewalks can provide the most value – and we are seeking your input.
We want to work your community to develop a plan that will recommend sidewalks where they will provide the greatest benefit, without automatically assuming sidewalks on every street. Your feedback will be critical to helping the project team understand your community’s priorities around accessibility, connectivity, and pedestrian infrastructure, including establishing who in your community can benefit from sidewalks
Specifically, your input will help us:
Identify important community amenities, destinations and features
Understand how you use your neighbourhood now – and how you want to use it A map is provided below illustrating the boundaries of your Neighbourhood Connectivity
Plan. There are several ways community members can provide input:
Join our in-person event at North Optimist Community Centre on Tuesday, July 11, 4:30 – 6:30p.m. (drop-in format, no appointment needed)
Visit the project website, getinvolved.london.ca/huronheights to learn about the Neighbourohood Connectivity Plan process and submit your input
Drop-in community consultation:
City staff will be at North Optimist Community Centre on Tuesday July 11, 2023, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for residents who want to drop in to provide feedback in person. Staff can outline the rationale, process, and timelines for developing your neighbourhood’s plan, take your input and answer any questions.
When: Tuesday July 11, 2023, any time from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: North Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside Street Format: In-person consultation, drop-in format, no appointment required
Visit the project website:
At any time, you can visit the project website – getinvolved.london.ca/huronheights – to submit comments, answer survey questions or use a map tool to provide input. The website also contains a recording of a webinar presentation, which includes detailed information about the rationale, process, and timelines for developing your neighbourhood’s plan.
Reach out to the project team:
Accessibility has been considered in the development of this community engagement plan, however, if you need this material or information in an alternate format, please reach out to the project team and we will work with you to ensure you can participate.
You can reach the project team at [email protected] or 519-661-2489 ext 7348
Your Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan area
Above: a map showing the Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan area for your community. Existing sidewalks are indicated in orange.
If you are a landlord, we ask that you please pass this information along to your tenant(s).
We look forward to working with you to develop a Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan that considers your community’s priorities and needs.
Director, Construction & Infrastructure Services
Copied: Ward 3 Councillor Peter Cuddy