Tug of Wards - Residents challenged to take survey

Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien is challenging the residents of the City’s wards to a friendly competition called the “Tug of Wards”. See the video.

Which ward can get the highest percentage of completed Community Compass surveys related to the proposed Imagine Fredericton Growth Scenarios?  The ward with the highest percentage of participation gets a free community BBQ in the spring of 2017.  Individual prizes will also be awarded.

“As I have said, the Imagine Fredericton process is a once in a generation opportunity to provide input into the city’s physical development over the next 25 years,” said Mayor Mike O’Brien. “Three growth scenarios have been presented from our public consultation efforts and we need input from all geographic areas of the city to select the final scenario. What better way to do this than with a ward challenge?”

The three growth scenarios are:

  1. A scenario focused on Dispersed Growth.  A scenario most reflective of the city’s current development pattern.  It is the most auto-oriented scenario and proposes challenges when considering the development of complete neighbourhoods and a more vibrant urban core.
  2. A scenario focused on North-side Growth.  A less balanced approach to development, but less auto- oriented and more supportive of active and public transportation, complete neighbourhoods and one that promotes a more efficient use of current land and infrastructure.
  3. A scenario focused on Compact Growth.  The scenario balances inward and outward growth and facilitates the creation of more complete neighbourhoods.  It is most supportive of public transit, active transportation, a vibrant urban core, and is a much more efficient use of current land and infrastructure.

To find out more about the scenarios and complete the online survey, visit www.imaginefredericton.ca.  Be sure to include your postal code when completing the survey so responses can be tracked by wards and don’t forget to enter your email address for a chance to win an individual prize.  The deadline for commenting is Friday, March 10, 2017.

For a map for Fredericton’s wards, visit www.fredericton.ca and search Ward Maps