I would like to take this opportunity to discuss with you the rationale for the initiation of the New Street Bike Lanes’ Study that was recently supported by Council.
Why should we consider designated bike lanes on New Street?
Since the City of Burlington declared itself as a Sustainable Development Community in 1990, we have invested in creating vibrant neighborhoods. To be truly vibrant, neighbourhoods should be designed to encourage active lifestyles, including walking and cycling. These areas are often favoured places to live because of lower pollution levels, less traffic congestion, more parks and public spaces, improved opportunities for social interaction, and an abundance of healthy lifestyle choices. Continue reading
“In summer, the song sings itself. “ (William Carlos Williams)
This week marks the end of the season – for students and for many who will be scaling back on the workload and preparing for a summer get-away.
One of my favourite beginning-of-summer occasions is Canada Day. This is a significant day for all of us and one that we often associate only with fireworks and a day off. But Canada Day is much more than that – it is a day of celebration – but also a day when we should reflect on what it means to be Canadian.
A number of communications-related changes take place as a result of the 2014 Municipal Election, beginning on July 1. These changes are governed by municipal regulations and apply to all members of Council.
My webpage on the City of Burlington site will change beginning July 1 and will no longer include links to any of my social media accounts or my blog.
This blog and social media accounts are still active and I will continue to monitor and use these channels to communicate city information to the community.
You will still find Rick Goldring on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram and Google+.
Please stay connected with me in whichever manner you choose.
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.