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by Margaret Knott
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June 14, 2011
Frontenac Islands Council to Take Transportation Demand Management group's requests to MTO

The Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands confirms that they support the following initiatives of the Wolfe Island Ferry Transportation Demand Management (TDM) citizens group and ask MTO for support:

- that a new passenger shelter be erected on the Marysville dock, complete with bicycle racks, and allow the TDM group to add shelves or some other means to allow passengers to leave bulky items there while they walk to Sacred Heart Church parking lot to get their vehicle

- that a reserved parking spot be provided at the Marysville dock and Dawson’s Point dock to be awarded to the winner of a contest open to anyone who parks at the church and walks onto the ferry.

- To refine the rules and policing for people parking on the dock in Kingston and clearly define who is to be classed as a commuter, the people who should be using this parking are those who leave a car on the Kingston dock and walk on the ferry thus reducing vehicle traffic, parking for the day while at work in Kingston is not a legitimate use.

- That electronic billboards be installed on the Kingston dock to advise people of issues such as an ambulance call or expected wait times for the return trip

- That the installation of cameras to allow viewing of the lineups via computer be expedited

- That the ferry schedules posted and distributed identify the trips that are used by working commuters and by foot note request that these trips be avoided if possible and that trips on the ferry be planned accordingly

- That MTO look at the cost of a 4:45 a.m. trip on Monday mornings in summer to assist in encouraging cottagers to stay over on Sunday night and catch this ferry to return home rather than leaving Sunday afternoon.

Posted by M Knott at June 14, 2011 06:22 PM