*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — July 23, 2021 — The City of Burlington is creating its first Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) to guide how people and goods move in and through our community for years to come. Anyone who lives in Burlington, or travels to or through Burlington, is invited to read any or all five ‘Lived Experience Papers’.
The five papers are on getinvolvedburlington.ca/imp and available for comment until Sept. 7, 2021.
In previous stages of the project, staff has used resident feedback to confirm the IMP vision, values and goal statements. Those concepts generally define the desired transportation system for the Burlington of the future. The next steps of the project include identifying what aspects of our current transportation systems are not in line with where we want to end up in the future. The project page features an interactive story map outlining the project so far, including how residents in Burlington navigate the city and the transportation issues that affect their lives, every day.
“We’re excited to present these five case studies to our stakeholders. They illustrate the challenges we are working to overcome and we’ve heard over the years impact individuals, families, businesses and tourists. This is another way we can share our residents’ mobility stories and collect as much input as possible to make sure we have a plan that gets us where we need to be in the future. We want to build on the momentum from our virtual IMP launch event and survey we hosted last fall. We want to continue to connect with people to build a transportation system that supports everyone now and in the future.” — Kaylan Edgcumbe, Manager of Integrated Mobility, Transportation Services, City of Burlington
Each of the five papers is part of a series of background case studies that explore transportation issues that will affect Burlingtonians in the future as the city grows and develops. Each paper’s fictional character and transportation story is inspired by feedback the City has heard from real Burlington residents over the years. Their stories cover key transportation issues affecting Burlington residents with similar experiences and identifies the challenges and opportunities of each issue.
The reader is invited to answer a series of questions and share their input on the key issues that need to be considered in developing the IMP, and how we can lay the foundation for a safe, accessible, sustainable, balanced and livable future of transportation in Burlington.
Burlington’s Integrated Mobility Plan
Work on Burlington’s Integrated Mobility Plan is well underway. The plan is being built around eight pillars which, when implemented, will result in a new era of transportation that:
- Provides a wide range of options for getting around regardless of age, means or ability, including walking, cycling, public transit and automobiles
- Uses compact modes of travel like buses, bicycles and walking to efficiently move larger number of people
- Is well connected to transportation systems in surrounding regions
- Offers fast, reliable and more frequent transit
- Features improved facilities and safety for cyclists and pedestrians
The eight pillars of integrated mobility are:
- Align land use and transportation
- Connected mobility
- Healthy and safe
- Moving people efficiently
- Managing congestion
- Innovation and integration
For more information about Burlington’s Integrated Mobility Plan, please visit burlington.ca/IMP
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist