Parking

The Burlington Downtown Business Association, Downtown Parking Committee, and myself as Ward Councillor are reviewing the Free Parking program weekdays for the month of December. (No changes are proposed for free parking Sat/Sun/Holidays and after 6pm to 9am the rest of the year). The review is a result of concerns from some businesses and customers …

Survey: Free Parking in December – keep or scrap? Read More »

The City of Burlington is building a new multi-use pathway in the downtown which will ultimately connect the Centennial Multi-Use Pathway to Brant Street. This pedestrian facility will accommodate both people and cyclists safely and provide access to adjacent walkways, shops and restaurants along its length. Paving materials, textures, urban trees, shade structures and site …

Elgin promenade public meeting May 16, 7:30pm, AGB Read More »

Since the downtown parking garage on Locust Street was built, there have been ongoing challenges with late-night activity, including vandalism, walking along the seventh floor ledge, throwing items over the side (including, in one case, a dog from the third floor), throwing eggs and debris at the adjoining apartment building, parties on the top floor, …

Overnight security hired for downtown parking garage Read More »

City staff will be restricting parking on the north side of Glenwood School Dr. due to site line issues at the curve near Hazel Street. The red line on the map, below, shows where the parking restriction will be. Residents will receive a letter in the mail within the next couple of weeks and then …

Glenwood School Drive parking restrictions coming Read More »

The city will be temporarily closing 7 parking spots on Pearl St, opposite 360 Pearl St, plus 2 spots at the North West corner of Pearl & Pine for tree installation. The work will take place Oct. 6-7, after which time the parking spaces will be reopened.

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 »

Parking along Beachway Park will now be restricted to users of the beach. Staff recently installed 12 signs in the municipal parking lots along Beachway Park indicating exclusive use of the parking for beach users. ‘No Parking Tow Away Zone’ signs are also being posted where laneways exist in the parking lots. Before the signs went …

Beachway parking restricted to park users Read More »

The new pay-by-plate parking machines have arrived in downtown Burlington and will be replacing 300 individual parking meters from the streets. Precise Parklink Inc. in Toronto has supplied them. The machines will be installed in public parking lots, on public streets and the 414 Locust St garage. Features of the new pay-by-plate parking machines include:  Multiple forms …

Pay-by-plate parking machines have arrived in downtown Burlington Read More »

The Burlington Downtown Business Association and Downtown Parking Committee are seeking your opinions on the December 2015 month of free parking.  The program was known as Free P! The program was designed, and executed for the past three seasons, with the goal of making our downtown business community more competitive during the prime shopping and …

FreeP! A boon, or a bust? You tell us Read More »

      The city is proceeding with plans to construct a bike/pedestrian promenade from the Centennial bike path that currently ends at Martha Street through to Elgin Street in downtown Burlington. The first section of this path will be constructed through the parking lot north of Village Square, between Pearl and Elizabeth streets. The lot …

Elgin St Promenade moving ahead Read More »

The City of Burlington provides more than 1,400 municipal public parking spaces in downtown Burlington to serve the needs of business, special events, tourism and visitors. In 2016, the convenience of parking downtown will be made even easier with the installation of new pay-by-plate parking machines throughout the downtown. The new parking machines will replace the …

Parking machines to replace meters downtown this spring Read More »

The city’s 2016 capital budget is proposed at $53 million. Of that amount, $1.5 million is for new projects; $44m is for capital asset renewal; and $7.6 million is for projects related to population growth. Projects are divided into 8 asset categories, with roadways taking the vast majority of funding, at $29 million. Next is …

Capital budget proposed at $53m with 6 new funding requests Read More »

The FreeP! free parking program is back, kicking off Dec. 1. If you work downtown, you can be a FreeP! supporter by parking in your usual parking spot, and leaving onstreet and parking lots available for driveup visitors to the downtown. Now in its third year, the FreeP! promotion in December has been very well …

Support FreeP! Park in your usual spot Read More »

Have you seen a car illegally parked, parking overnight, or blocking a road? Parking enforcement is most effective if city bylaw staff are contacted directly when the vehicle is illegally parked. Below is 24-hour contact information for you to report any violations as they are happening, for immediate enforcement: Business Hours – Parking Services 905-335-7816 …

How to report vehicles illegally parked or blocking road Read More »

Veterans can now park free year-round in downtown Burlington if they have a veterans license plate – they don’t need to apply for a hanging tag for their rear view mirror in addition to having the plate. This change was supported by the Royal Canadian Legion which issues veterans license plates, and the city’s Downtown …

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