A collaborative project with Sidewalking Victoria! Exploring Nanaimo’s diverse missing middle housing; townhomes, rowhomes, walk-ups, dingbats, duplexes, and everything in between! Our best neighbourhoods are those that contain a wide variety of housing forms.
Everyone deserves to live in an affordable, equitable, and financially secure city. Decades of auto-oriented, sprawling development have left their mark on Nanaimo, leading to expensive housing, unproductive urban spaces, and unsafe streets. Together, we can advocate for a city built around people, not automobiles.
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More Canadians are buying trucks over sedans every year. Let’s look at the numbers to see how “safe” trucks really are on our roads.
We need to rethink how we talk about car accidents involving pedestrians in Nanaimo. Pedestrians are seen as obstacles for drivers who are often driving too fast and are too distracted along roads that are all too wide.
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Despite Nanaimo's own design and safety guidelines advocating for minimizing conflicts between drivers and vulnerable road users, the outcome of the Fifth Street project falls short of creating a truly complete street. The hope remains that future projects, such as the Bruce and Fifth Complete Streets initiatives, will address these concerns and provide safer, more accessible infrastructure for all residents.
The proposed transit exchange in Nanaimo is essential for promoting equity, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability. Investing in the exchange enhances Nanaimo's livability and productivity. Opposition may not represent the thousands who rely on buses daily. Supporting this initiative aligns with a vision for a more inclusive and accessible city.
Nanaimo plans to amend its zoning bylaws to allow more “missing middle” housing. Fill out the survey and have your say! Survey ends on September 29th, 2023. The survey contains a section for each of the four proposed initiatives and will take approximately 5 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on which initiatives you would like to provide feedback on.
Recent comments made by a Councillor highlights common misunderstandings and myths about road safety. Strong Towns mean safe streets for all, including drivers and pedestrians.
Exciting new active transportation corridors are sprouting up throughout our town, reflecting a shift in Nanaimoites' mindset regarding transportation. Furthermore, it is evident that city staff are wholeheartedly dedicated to enhancing our streets for the benefit of all residents.
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