Why We Don’t Want the Niagara Escarpment Highway

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Updated October 10, 2012

Media Release: “Say no to a new provincial highway cutting through Burlington Escarpment”

The City of Burlington and the Region of Halton have been adamant in opposition to any plans to build a new highway across the Niagara escarpment. The community has been equally active through the STOP Escarpment Highway Coalition.

Despite political promises made, the provincial Environmental Assessment for this plan still includes a possible route across the escarpment to the dismay and disappointment of all.

The Stop the Escarpment Highway Coalition has put together a video on why we need to prevent the development of a major highway across the Niagara Escarpment in North Burlington.

The Stop the Escarpment Highway Coalition will be hosting a show on TVCOGECO on channel 700 on October 4, from 7-9 p.m. I will be participating in this program, along with other local representatives including Regional Chair Gary Carr and Ward 3 Councillor John Taylor.

The City and Region will be hosting a public meeting about the proposed Niagara to GTA corridor highway  on October 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Mainway Arena. I encourage all members of the community who have concerns about a potential highway in North Burlington to attend.

For more information about the NGTA corridor highway I have tagged several updates and news under “Niagara-GTA Highway” on my blog including news, updates and background.

Please leave a comment, and share your thoughts with me on this important issue for our city.

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3 thoughts on “Why We Don’t Want the Niagara Escarpment Highway

  1. Seems the same people who want us to plant a few flowers on our rooftops also want to destroy irreplaceable forests and fertile farmland.

  2. I agree with the environmental concerns and believe there has to be a way to build without destroying our green space, however if we do not build the highway, the alternative is to pump money into a transit system to get people from places like niagara falls to places like guelph, kitchener waterloo and yes Toronto where there are jobs.

    Even within the Town of Burlington if you try to get to the High Tech sector you have to drive. Try to get to Downtown Burlington from any of the outlying areas in Burlington and you will see the issue with transit as well.

    People need to get to work. The highway will cut commute for people in Burlington to Waterloo where the jobs are by a substantial amount and currently there are no Go Trains from Burlington or Hamilton to Guelph or Waterloo. What are the plans to get these people to work if the highway is scrapped?

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