As businesses and services across the land gradually reopen, Barrie City Council has voted to make a swath of Dunlop St. a loading zone for curbside pickup. At least, until more restrictions are lifted.
Starting today (May 12) all on-street parking on Dunlop St. (Poyntz St. – Toronto St.) will have a limit of standing for 10 minutes or less. This will help make it easier for businesses & customers to take advantage of curbside pickup. In effect until further notice. #Barrie— The City of Barrie (@cityofbarrie) May 12, 2020
Council voted to make Dunlop a loading zone from Toronto to Poyntz Streets as a means of supporting the downtown Barrie businesses that are now allowed to open for curbside pickup. It is also expected to improve traffic flow along the downtown roadway.
This measure will remain in place until the province allows businesses to open their doors to customers beyond curbside pickup.
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Meanwhile, a section of Dunlop remains under construction from Mary Street to Maple Avenue, as part of a downtown rehabilitation project promising wider sidewalks and improved infrastructure.
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This comes as City Hall voted to temporarily close Lakeshore Drive’s northbound lane to motorized vehicles, from Tiffin to Victoria Streets, to allow pedestrian or cyclist traffic for the time being.