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Traffic

Survey Results

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The Question that was asked before the election

 Should Saugeen shores have a traffic bypass like Kincardine?

Yes or No

Results

No

26.11%

Yes

73.89%

 

100.0%

*Please note we remove duplicate votes from the same source.  Computers keep track of that type of thing easily.  It's a waste of time voting more than once.  If you have a  longer comment than 400 characters, Please email us with your extended comment..

In this survey there were an inordinate number of multiple votes with a comment that indicated anger and/or frustration.  We counted only one vote whether No or Yes. 

 Multiple voting .... hmmmm.  You can express your opinion easily in the comments without trying to influence the vote one way or another.  Most people just vote and don't comment.
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The traffic grows and grows yearly. Bypass should be considered and studied
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Absolutely time, unfortunately it will negatively affect local businesses. Traffic in the middle of summer is as bad as Toronto.
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Tired of stopping for all the traffic lights in Port Elgin , the slow traffic between Port and South and the 60 km zone from South through the reserve. A tourist will not want to stop but be so frustrated by above and get out of the area as fast as they can.Similiar scenario to Collingwood- want to get through thst area as fast as I can as well.
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The less traffic in Southampton the better
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no, it would take the traffic off of the main street and the merchants rely on the summer people for their business.
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It hasn't hurt Kincardinembut now the bypass is getting busy with stores.
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The traffic lights now are really bad. I don't think any thought went into programing them
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It is impossible to drive downtown or walk across the road away from the downtown area especially in the summer months. Transport and gravel trucks cause quite a backup and everyone from Hydro treats the main thoroughfare like Indianpolis speedway. People that want to visit will do so but anyone else travelling beyond our town should be diverted to an outside bypass.
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Just get rid of the 4 lanes at both ends of the town and make it 2 lanes with a left turn lane in the middle. Oh! maybe a bike lane on both sides would make our town safer to travel through both by bike and car.
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Millions and millions of dollars for a bypass that produces what benefit?
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By pass Port Elgin and Southampton as right now the traffic flow is far too heavy and slow.
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Would be good to get trucks off of main street especially gasoline tanks and trucks carrying hazardous materials. Tim from Casual Corners should be happier,no reason to put extra parking back in place.
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Absolutely! This idea has been tossed around for a few years now. It is time to put some serious thought into it.
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I don`t think we want to bypass our town hardly a way to bring people in
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it would sure take away a lot of business from the towns if the bi-pass were ever to be come reality.
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Works for Kincardine. Town would still be busy.
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If you have a bypass, most traffic that goes through stops along the way somewhere and makes purchases from the local merchants
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Highway 21 is, for the most part, 2 lanes through Saugeen Shores. The summer months see a huge influx of seasonal residents which then causes Hwy 21 to be over-loaded. Mind you, I can just hear the outcry from businesses if this was truly proposed...we'll lose income and go out of business! Right.....
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THERE IS ALLREADY A BYPASS TO GET TO TARA THAN OWEN SOUND
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Safer for everyone and less congestion on long weekends when southbound traffic is sometimes backed pass the bridge in Southampton.
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Re remove parking from Main Street to keep traffic moving.
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I am from Kincardine, you should surely have a by-pass., it is brutal trying to get by Port Elgin and Southampton due to only having one route through.
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The downtown core of Port Elgin is a nightmare all year long - the left turn lanes in Southampton have made the problem worse ... move the traffic away!!
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long overdue
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Kincardine's so called bypass is a joke. All the town's development moved out to the bypass. Soon it will be the same as driving along Queen St. Similar to the so called bypass at Guelph Ont. The only way it works is to have the land adjacent to the bypass strictly zoned as agricultural to stem the flow of development to maintain it as a true bypass.
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reduce the summer congestion and also be an alternate route in case of road closures in the winter.
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It is working will for the Kincardine area and there down town core
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this is as dumb as removal parking spaces uptown and adding unnecessary turning lanes when you have a turning signall in place
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just don't allow all the building along the by-pass like Kincardine has.
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i go around town in the summer if going north anyway,,bypass would be easier to avoid port elgin and southampton
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Yes!! Reason: Port Elgin is after the provincial stop light record.
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Definately - the B Line would work out beautifully!
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Downtown traffic is horrific in the summer. Let's do something to change it now.
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Keep our town small and picturesque not all snarled up with traffic. We want the home town feel, not the big city traffic headache
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A bypass should have been built years ago - i.e. mid sixties!
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The fact that people drive through our community gives life to business.
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A bypass would reduce noise, ground vibrations and air pollution. Shopping would be safer and more enjoyable for people, with business for local merchants improving as has been proven in many European towns.
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It only gets worse with time if traffic continues come through Saugeen Shores.
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It only gets worse with time if traffic continues to come through Saugeen Shores.
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Long term thinking is better for Saugeen Shores. A bypass is a must for the sake of future residents and the local merchants to enjoy an acceptable quality of life.
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Too many traffic lights. At least try to sync them so you can get through town without losing 15 min. of your day.
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Already exists - just needs tl be skgnposted.
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Kincardine did not gain anything by having a by pass as there is lots of stores along the bypass that they have, traffic is slowed so why go to the expense let them drive through town and maybe stop and shop
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Yes to a bypass but never like Kincardine
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Yes, It would free up the main streets for local residents. The summer tourists pulling boats and trailers would appreciate it also.
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People will still visit the Towns off the by-pass! Maybe some shops will miss out on some "passing trade" but SAFETY and pedestrian comfort will win more visitors to pleasant surroundings!TMITTH
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there is already an option that no one uses, going down Bruce road 3 cuts outside of Saugeen shores...too bad no one uses it.
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Goderich between Andres' Fine Dining and Home Hardware should be for pedestrians-i.e. bikes/e-bikes,walking and shopping.
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That would be great and then we wouldn't have to listen to traffic, beginning to sound like the 403 in Mississauga. It use to be nice and quiet 14 years ago.
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the cost of a bypass would not be waranted - Southampton would become a virtual ghost town
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Yes, Yes and Yes! It takes best part of 10 minutes just to cross the downtown core of Port Elgin in the summer time. Crazy and very dangerous!!
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Or remove parking from main st to keep traffic moving.
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If someone wanted to bypass Saugeen Shores there are other roads, already, to do this.
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and past the indian reserve as well
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get the traffic off Bruce Street and away from Family Y Daycare! Very unsafe for our kids!!! It has become the bypass for many residents of Saugeen Shores
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Ho hum, not this old chestnut yet again...
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Will kill the Main Streets for at least five years Kincardine was slow to recover.
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