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 →
I’ve heard from many Burlington residents and cyclists regarding the proposed bike lanes on Lakeshore Road and wanted to take an opportunity to share some of my own thoughts with you.
At the January 28 Council meeting, City Council did not support a recommendation to add bike lanes on Lakeshore Road. After long and careful consideration on this issue, I decided not to support this pilot project proposal.
Last month I began linking both the upcoming committee agendas and the City Committee Highlights to my monthly progress report to facilitate quick access for you to view the issues being addressed and the resulting decisions by Council. I have received good feedback on this and will continue to make this one of the first pieces in my reports.
December has been another busy month as we completed our final city Council Meeting for 2012 on December 10, and our final Regional Council meeting on December 12. The last cycle of Committee Meetings for the City addressed many items.