Bike to Work Day – May 25, 2015

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Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area each year to encourage people to try cycling to work instead of driving.

It is a campaign that is geared at bringing awareness to the benefits of cycling, as many of the trips we take are within an easy distance.

Travelling by bike saves you the cost of gas and parking all while having zero impact on air quality and bringing a positive impact to your overall health.

This year, Bike to Work Day is May 25, where thousands of riders all over the GTHA will take part in cycling to work. This kicks off the start of Bike Month, which runs from May 25th- June 25th.

The City of Burlington will be hosting their 4th Annual  Bike to Work Day Breakfast in partnership with Smart Commute Halton on May 25 from 7:30 a.m-9 a.m. in Civic Square. I look forward to seeing you there.

Be part of Insight Burlington

In recognition and celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Insight Burlington panel, I would like to thank our participants and encourage more people to join.

This is a secure, interactive online space for you to share your insight with the City of Burlington and others in the community.

As a member of Insight Burlington, you will have the opportunity to share your opinions, ideas and thoughts on a variety of topics affecting Burlington.

This is another way for you to be involved in the decision-making process at the city.

To learn more about Insight Burlington, please visit www.insightburlington.com.

Brant Street Pier Legal Update

I am very pleased to provide an update on the litigation surrounding the Brant Street Pier. Today Council unanimously approved a settlement with a net result of $2 million for the City of Burlington.

The settlement consists of $1.5 million in cash, along with a $500,000 net gain resulting from a holdback that we will no longer be obligated to pay.

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