Re-elect Ian Chadwick

Councillor, Town of Collingwood

Trails and bicycle lanes

I will continue to support building dedicated bicycle lanes on urban streets and demand developers provide bicycle lanes and bicycle racks in all malls and commercial developments, as well as creating public trails and access to community trails in new residential development.

I will continue to support expanding our trails network wherever possible to provide access throughout the community and encourage a healthy lifestyle with less dependence on vehicles.

I will continue to advocate for public trails through new developments, or at least access to municipal trails from within all new developments.

I want a well-defined policy about when and how we accept cash-in-lieu of parkland and trails from developers, and I want the full and explicit justification for taking cash over land to be entered into the development committee minutes for each development. I want this justification to be debated and decided by council for each development, not merely be shrugged off as a "standard response" in development committee. Council should be the arbiter of this issue, not staff, and we need to take control of the policy while there's still a chance to redeem public greenspace from these developments.

This November, make a statement about our community's future. Re-elect a councillor who will continue to be a positive presence at the table. I am committed to, and care deeply about, this community and its future. I have the experience and the knowledge to continue as an effective, dedicated member of Collingwood Council.

Re-elect a councillor who faces the challenges of a rapidly changing world with confidence and understanding; a councillor who provides fair treatment to every resident and business. I will always keep the public both informed and a part of the process. I will continue to help Collingwood plan, grow and develop intelligently. I hope I can count on your support.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues or comments, to make a campaign contribution or to request a lawn sign. Call 444-2023 days (444-1492 evenings) or email me at ichadwick@rogers.com.