Cycling

Press release – Below are links to a webinar and guide book dealing with cycling for all abilities provided by the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee. The information addresses a wide range of cyclists, from highly experienced confident cyclists, children, adults, people with disabilities, seniors etc. Various riding conditions are discussed such as riding with high …

Webinar and guide provide tips for cycling for all abilities, including seniors, children, people with disabilities and experienced cyclists Read More »

City staff are recommending that the New Street bike lane pilot project (road diet) be ended, and the road be returned to four lanes of vehicular traffic. Additional recommendations include: consideration of cycle tracks on New Street between Guelph Line and Burloak Drive as part of the 2019 to 2028 capital budget and forecast, and …

New Street bike lane report recommends removing bike lane road diet Read More »

The City of Burlington began a one-year pilot on a section of New Street between Walkers Line and Guelph Line, reducing the number of lanes from four to three with buffered bike lanes. Staff Report on One-Year Pilot Program – Nov. 27 A staff report with findings from the one-year New Street pilot project will …

New St bike lane pilot project to committee Nov. 27, and My Take Read More »

Celebrate cycling and Ontario’s 150 birthday at a bike fest, 9am to 1pm Fri. Aug. 11 at Spencer Smith Park (compass area). There will be refreshments, giveaways and bike maintenance, followed by a bike ride along the Beachway multiuse path at noon.

This just in: Watermain work with Halton Region will begin on Tuesday, March 7 and continue till May on New Street between Dynes Road and Cumberland Avenue. This is in the same area that is currently part of the on-road bike lane pilot project that began in August 2016. The construction will result in lane …

Watermain work begins in same area as New St bike lane pilot Read More »

The one-year pilot project to narrow New Street for on-road bike lanes from Guelph Line to Walkers Line commenced on August 23, 2016. The pilot consisted of reducing the existing 4-lane cross section to 3-lanes (eliminating one vehicle lane in each direction), introducing a centre two-way left-turn lane, as well as provision of buffered on-road …

New Street road diet extended to the fall Read More »

Parking. At almost every public meeting that I’ve attended with Councillor Marianne Meed Ward, there is a discussion about how the parking in the area will be impacted, followed by more concerns about parking in general. On May 2 at the Martini House, Marianne and I joined about 25-30 downtown business owners, as well as members …

Claire’s Take: Elgin Promenade, and of course parking Read More »

There was lively discussion about parking needs East of Brant around Village Square at a recent morning meeting of businesses to discuss the Elgin Promenade. The promenade is a bike and walking route planned to connect the Centennial BIkeway, that currently ends at Martha Street, through several parking lots to Brant and Elgin streets. A gas line and …

Parking lost for Elgin Promenade to be replaced; take survey to name path Read More »

Drop in to a Public Information Centre tonight to review options for increasing cycling infrastructure from Guelph Line to Burloak, including a boulevard path and road diet to accommodate on street bike lanes. Date: May 24 Time: 6pm – 9pm (drop in style) Location: Robert Bateman High School Cafeteria (5151 New Street) Staff will be …

Tonight: review cycling options for Guelph Line east to Burloak Read More »

Some of you may be wondering what happened at the March 22 Development & Infrastructure (D&I) committee, where discussion took place on a range of options for cycling infrastructure on New Street, from Martha to Cumberland, during road work which has already started along this stretch. Essentially, the clock ran out on us. Our procedural …

Cycling options on New St – it ain’t over yet (April 19) Read More »

Residents are invited to provide feedback by March 15 to city staff and members of council regarding the options for cycling infrastructure on New Street, from Cumberland to Martha Street, in Wards 2 and 4. Send your comments to: danijel.ozimkovic@burlington.ca (email for members of council below) At a recent public meeting, staff outlined the various options and …

Feedback due March 15 for New St cycling options; My Take; Claire’s Take Read More »

Seven split speed humps and on-road bike lanes (both sides) are proposed as a one-year pilot project along Drury Lane, south of Fairview Street (maps below). At the Feb. 22 public meeting that discussed the two-year road construction project on New-Drury-Prospect-Courtland-Tallman-Stinson, city staff heard that residents want to see increased traffic calming on Drury Lane. …

Additional speed bumps, bike lanes proposed for Drury Lane Read More »