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Joe Lalonde inside ward 1 August 6, 2020, 7:17 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle


What do you like about the existing bridge?
It's unique


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
The big center lane isn't large enough to accommodate both a car and a cyclist. And similarly the smaller pedestrian lanes on each side are too tight for both a pedestrian and a cyclist. It'd be nice for bike riders like me if the center vehicle lane was bigger and maybe a some paint down to define a bike lane within the vehicle lane. Also kind of worried about wood splinters piercing my bike tires but that's probably not a realistic fear haha.


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
As I approached from the south side bike path and flowed right onto the bridge's east lane and someone was coming from the other side (north side of park) and it was too tight for us both to cross while maintaining social distancing so I got off my bike and moved to the center lane. Generally crossing this bridge means I have to be aware and keep my head on a swivel to make sure I have a clear path across and won't get too close to either pedestrians or vehicles.


What do you like about this section of park road?
I like that there's a bike tire pump as a courtesy.


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
Both the path and the road pavement are in very crumbly, bumpy, busted conditions. The path isn't quite wide enough for both directions of cyclists and pedestrians. And walkers typically like to walk side by side. And with the playground right there next to the path typically it's easier/safer for me to just cross over onto the road and away from kids/families using the path. Cars don't typically go too fast through the parking area so I feel safe riding on it. However, the potholes are so so bad, and with the thin tires on my road bike it really takes a beating.


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
Wider path with paint to define and distinguish between walker sections and cyclist sections, maybe even little signs reminding people to look both ways when intersecting the path. Fixing the potholes and bumps on both the road and the path.


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Being next to the river makes for a nice scenic ride.


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Again, so bumpy and rough pavement on the trail, and it's not wide enough for both cyclists and pedestrians. It'd be nice to have reminders for everyone to share the path, don't walk or ride in a big group that blocks horizontally.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
I was on it today, I would have a very enjoyable time if it was widened, repaved to eliminate bumps and potholes, and paint and/or signs to remind people to share the trail

Name not shown inside ward 5 August 6, 2020, 12:03 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle, Walk/Roll/Run, Kayak/Tube/Paddleboat/Canoe, Picnic, Use Playgrounds, Social Events


What do you like about the existing bridge?
functionality


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
not well recognizable marked signage
rickety sound leads to unsafe feeling
2-WAY Traffic slows down access, especially for those new to the park



I would prefer if the new bridge...
Other - it can be a "pretty" bridge with eye-catching signage


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
Better-marked pathways and clear visibility of/for both bikers and pedestrians


What do you like about this section of park road?
(limited) additional parking for easy-come/go <--> park entrance
creates additional access for drivers (families) access to entire park


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
clogs traffic, unsightly, doesn't blend-in with surroundings, or surrounding upgrades (Geddes)


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
expand parking neared to RR tracks, increase traffic flow over the bridge,
Better-marked pathways and clear visibility of/for both bikers and pedestrians,


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
functionality, connects through from The Arb / Mitchell


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
not well marked or partitioned, dangerously crowded with people (esp. kids) and bikers, also cars!


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
Better-marked pathways and clear visibility of/for both bikers and pedestrians

Name not shown inside ward 4 August 6, 2020, 9:25 AM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Run/Walk


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Walk/Roll/Run, Kayak/Tube/Paddleboat/Canoe, Experience Nature/Bird Watch


What do you like about the existing bridge?
I like that it is single lane. Over the years as river use has increased the traffic in the park has increased. The single lane bridge forces drivers to slow down and have a greater awareness of pedestrians and cyclists.


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
NA


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
It's a short span for a bridge, other than having the view more accessible as we cross I can't think of anything else constructive.


What do you like about this section of park road?
Again, the narrow nature of this road helps calm traffic.


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
The road itself is in poor condition and needs to be repaved if not re-constructed. Parking is always an issue on busy days. Creating a few more spaces will help and creating barriers that drivers cannot drive over and park in the grass should be considered. Making the curb side unappealing or inaccessible for people to park in the tow away portions will be helpful to avoid the bottle necking issues that occur. Additionally, I think that there should be spaces in the lot that do not allow for vehicles to be loaded or unloaded (kayaks & canoes) while vehicles are parked in the spots, recently my vehicle was damaged by careless loading and unloading of the vehicle next to me.


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
A protected bike lane. The foliage against the river tends to grow out into the path considerably as the season passes by. This causes path users to have to walk/ride on the side of the path that is closer to the road to avoid branches to the face. If there was protected bike lane in between the road and the path it would eliminate some frustrations while negotiating our way on the path.


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
The accessibility to the river.


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
I think my previous comment is also relevant here:
The foliage against the river tends to grow out into the path considerably as the season passes by. This causes path users to have to walk/ride on the side of the path that is closer to the road to avoid branches to the face. If there was protected bike lane in between the road and the path it would eliminate some frustrations while negotiating our way on the path.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
Better up keep of the foliage with more consistent maintenance.

Gottfried Hagen inside ward 3 August 5, 2020, 9:00 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle, Walk/Roll/Run


What do you like about the existing bridge?
Small footprint, natural material, organic form, slowing down motorized traffic


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
Signs of disrepair; slippery when wet


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
fewer cars crossing: that the main parking lot is only accessible through this bottleneck makes little sense (which does not mean there should be two-lane traffic instead).


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
potholes; hazardous situation for bikers (see below)


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
I have never seen the parking lot full: renaturation of sections close to the bridge would enhance the park


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
nothing much, other than that it nicely connects the path upriver all the way to Fuller Rd. to the sections in Gallup park down to the dam.


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
B2B trail is shared by pedestrians and bicycles, creating multiple hazards for both. Biking in the park road is possible, but always problematic between parked cars, potholes, and speed bumps.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
a bike lane separate from the walk way: many cyclists are expecting to move at high speeds here.


Please place a green dot on the map for places in the project area that you like and comment why..

Please place a red dot on the map for places in the project area that you are concerned about and comment why.
Pin at 42.275754, -83.702147 (Bridge is a good alternative to Huron Pkwy ), Pin at 42.274867, -83.702469 (connection to Geddes Rd. is steep and hazardous, no logical entry from bike lane on Geddes to Gallup Park), Pin at 42.275558, -83.702277 (Bottleneck for car traffic from parking lot crossed by B2B path creates many hazardous situations), Pin at 42.273598, -83.694797 (Continuation for bikes from here to Gallup Park Pathway east routed through parking lot)

Name not shown inside ward 2 August 5, 2020, 5:59 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Run/Walk


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Walk/Roll/Run


What do you like about the existing bridge?
Narrow and limits motor vehicle traffic


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
I worry that the wood is wearing down


I would prefer if the new bridge...
Other - Happy the way it is but if upgraded would like it to blend in


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
It is functional


What do you like about this section of park road?
The river view is fantastic


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
There is pooling water on the road after rainfall


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
A wider path with separate lanes for cyclists and foot traffic


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Same as above for road and path


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Are there mile markers?


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
More tie in with the rest of the B2B

Name not shown inside ward 5 August 4, 2020, 10:13 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle, Kayak/Tube/Paddleboat/Canoe


What do you like about the existing bridge?
The wood construction is interesting and novel.


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
There could be better signage on it to direct canoers from Argo to the Gallup Livery.


I would prefer if the new bridge...
Other - Didn't result in much of the old bridge going into a landfill.


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
Wider bike lanes.


What do you like about this section of park road?
It is near the water. I am glad there are speed bumps to slow motor vehicles.


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
Separate walking and bicycling lanes. Bicyclists end up in the road to avoid pedestrians.


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
When it is busy there are many walkers on the B2B, making it difficult to bicycle.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
Widening.


Please place a green dot on the map for places in the project area that you like and comment why..

Please place a red dot on the map for places in the project area that you are concerned about and comment why.
Pin at 42.276027, -83.700887 (I like the management using goats.)

Name not shown inside ward 5 August 4, 2020, 8:26 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Run/Walk


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Walk/Roll/Run, Experience Nature/Bird Watch


What do you like about the existing bridge?
It fits in with the natural landscape, the curve is pleasing, the single lane requires drivers to slow down and be patient which is a good mind-set to be in when visiting a park!


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
It gets very slippery when there is snow or ice.


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
I enjoy it very much as it is! I wouldn't mind if it could be repaired instead of replaced.


What do you like about this section of park road?
I like that it is next to the river and there are lots of trees.


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
The traffic calming bumps are not enjoyable to bike over. Is there really a need to slow cars down?


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
No traffic bumps


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Next to the river, the trail surface is in good repair


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
geese!


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
no changes


Please place a green dot on the map for places in the project area that you like and comment why..

Please place a red dot on the map for places in the project area that you are concerned about and comment why.
Pin at 42.275945, -83.701946 (drinking fountain is good, please turn it on)

Name not shown inside ward 3 August 4, 2020, 3:36 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Drive


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle, Kayak/Tube/Paddleboat/Canoe, Picnic, Social Events, Experience Nature/Bird Watch


What do you like about the existing bridge?
It's one lane and cars can't go fast through it. Makes it safer.


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
Nothing.


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
Fine as is.


What do you like about this section of park road?
It's absolutely fine as is. No need to spend tax payer's dollars.


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
See above. I have no issues with this road whatsoever.


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
No cars.


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Everything.


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
Nothing.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
Can't think of anything. Again, no need to fix what isn't broken.


Please place a green dot on the map for places in the project area that you like and comment why..

Please place a red dot on the map for places in the project area that you are concerned about and comment why.
Pin at 42.275082, -83.69987 (I enjoy the river immensely.), Pin at 42.274586, -83.700305 (The pathway is awesome.)

Ying Lu inside ward 2 August 4, 2020, 12:49 PM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Walk/Roll/Run


What do you like about the existing bridge?
it's functional connecting pedestrians to their car


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
very narrow and the step off for the pedestrian walk seem very dangerous especially for young children


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
being able to enjoy what's happening on the river (by view)


What do you like about this section of park road?
nice and smooth


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
Too much grass- would rather have roads than something that needs regular watering/maintenance cutting. The sections of grass should be converted for additional parking/walk-bike lanes.


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
take out the grass and put in more parking spots


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
scenic


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
looks suburban manicured, does not look natural at all. Not much native landscapes.


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
being with people

Name not shown outside wards August 4, 2020, 12:29 AM

Think about the past few times you’ve visited Gallup Park. How did you get to the park?
Bicycle


Why do you typically visit Gallup Park? (you may choose multiple options)
Bicycle


What do you like about the existing bridge?
Not much, but quaint and historical


What don’t you like about the existing bridge?
Narrow, rotting wood road, not safe because cars and bike may share the narrow main road; too narrow for bikes and walkers if they use the same side paths


I would prefer if the new bridge...
blended in with nature


Think about the last time you crossed over the Gallup Bridge. What would make it more enjoyable?
Wider, separate bike lane, aesthetically more pleasing, paved road in bridge


What do you like about this section of park road?
Nothing special


What don’t you like about this section of park road?
cracks and potholes in the road; haven for geese and their droppings, bikers need to share with cars and or people walking


What would make this section of park road more enjoyable?
Fix the roads, separate bike paths, more parking spaces for high use seasons, get rid of the geese relieving themselves on the road and walking path, more sitting and picnic tables


What do you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
scenery,


What don’t you like about this section of the Border-to-Border trail?
As above


Think about the last time you were on this section of the Border-to-Border trail. What would make it more enjoyable?
As above


Please place a green dot on the map for places in the project area that you like and comment why..

Please place a red dot on the map for places in the project area that you are concerned about and comment why.
Pin at 42.275551, -83.702544, Pin at 42.275534, -83.702694 (Needs to be wider and repaved), Pin at 42.275538, -83.702743, Pin at 42.275577, -83.702845, Pin at 42.275583, -83.702925, Pin at 42.275617, -83.703048, Pin at 42.275645, -83.703327, Pin at 42.275678, -83.703413 (Needs to be wider and repaved), Pin at 42.275695, -83.7027 (Needs to be wider and repaved)