What are a Vision and Guiding Principles?
The Vision Statement and Guiding Principles, created using public input, are intended to summarize the values and desired future that residents see for Garneau and guide the direction for the Neighbourhood Renewal Plan.
Review the Draft Vision and Principles developed with public input and let us know if you agree or disagree and why. They are listed below as well as in the boxes.
Garneau is a unique urban village—a welcoming neighbourhood where a diversity of people live, work, learn, shop, and play, promoting friendly interactions and a high quality of life.
Pedestrian focused, the neighbourhood is safe, inclusive, and accessible for all who walk, bike, drive, and use transit, with inviting public spaces and parks that strengthen its sense of community.
Garneau embraces and enhances its beauty, and builds on its rich historic charm and distinct character.
Draft Guiding Principles:
Guiding Principle 1: To provide a safe and enjoyable pedestrian experience that encourages walking.
Guiding Principle 2: To design safe, user-friendly roadways and intersections that reduce vehicle speeds and discourage shortcutting.
Guiding Principle 3: To provide safe connections to neighbourhood amenities and destinations for all modes of travel.
Guiding Principle 4: To provide infrastructure, street crossings and public spaces that are accessible and safe for all ages, genders, and mobility levels, and in all seasons.
Guiding Principle 5: To establish new and enhance existing public spaces and parks that provide opportunities for community gathering and recreation.
Guiding Principle 6: To incorporate urban design that reflects and enhances the neighbourhood’s history, beauty, and natural elements.
Guiding Principle 7: To prioritize on-street parking for residents and their visitors within a reasonable distance from their homes.