Traffic

Trail from Ontario St to Grahams Lane Construction of the Ontario Street to Graham’s Lane Multi-Use Trail is scheduled to start in mid-September and will continue for approximately 3-4 months. The trail will be 4 meters wide and surfaced with asphalt paving. There will be benches, trash receptacles and vehicle access bollards where the path …

News briefs: Construction to start on trail from Ontario to Grahams Lane; pedestrian signal installed on Lakeshore at Paletta park; transit route changes start Sept. 2 Read More »

  ALERT: Are you an Administrator for a Burlington Community Facebook Group or know someone who is? Halton Regional Police Services would like to connect with you/them in an effort to expand our level of communication to residents. If you are interested in participating, please email 3DComSup@haltonpolice.ca Each month, the Halton Regional Police Service issues the …

Police issue 183 traffic tickets, 4 impaired charges in Ward 2, and other city-wide data on traffic/crime in Feb2018 issue of Halton police Dispatch Read More »

The January 2018 issue of the Burlington Dispatch from the Halton Regional Police Service is out, with tips on crime prevention for seniors, how to avoid auto theft, travel tips, and traffic and crime statistics by Ward. Some highlights for Ward 2 are below. The complete report is here: Dispatch – January 2018 Traffic Information During …

Crime prevention for seniors, travel tips, avoiding auto theft, traffic/crime stats by Ward and more in latest Halton Regional Police Dispatch Read More »

A.W. asks: What are the rules around idling? Answer: Idling is enforced under the City’s current Parking and Idling Bylaw 39-2016, by Parking Enforcement Officers and Transportation Services. Idling Enforcement is conducted both proactively and by complaint.  Any unattended vehicles idling in excess of 1 minute will be ticketed immediately.  If the vehicle is attended, …

Dec2017 ask the councillor: What are the rules around idling? What’s going on with the 730 & 760 Brant development? Can the pedestrian signal at Lakeshore/Torrance be moved to align with the intersection? Read More »

City of Burlington –  On Saturday Nov. 11, Remembrance Day services will take place in downtown Burlington. Brant Street will be closed from Victoria Avenue/Baldwin Street to Elgin Street. Bus routes 3 and 5 will detour from approximately 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. During this time, passengers who wish to catch a route 3 or 5 …

Road closures, transit changes for Remembrance Day, Sat. Nov. 11 Read More »

Based on analysis of traffic data on speeding, cut-through traffic and other measures, city staff have determined that both Prospect and Woodward warrant the installation of speed bumps. City transportation staff are hosting a public drop in to review proposed traffic calming measures for Prospect St. and Woodward Ave. Drop in during the times below …

Public drop in for Prospect/Woodward traffic calming Read More »

Residents on Ghent Ave, between Brant (West side) and Hager report this stretch of road is becoming increasingly used as a thoroughfare with increased traffic flow on a daily basis, as well as during peak morning morning and afternoon “rush hour” periods. Staff have previously reviewed this area, collecting traffic data in 2015 and 2016. …

Traffic calming not required (for now) Ghent Ave, west of Hager Read More »

Following reports of harrowing near misses of children crossing Lakeshore Road to get to the park and public school, staff have just completed installing installing a pedestrian triggered stop light (called an IPS or Intersection Pedestrian Signal). Currently, the nearest signal crossings are at Guelph Line to the East, and Torrance Ave to the West, …

Pedestrian stop light installed on Lakeshore Rd at Lakeshore Public School Read More »

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment Study for the Queen Elizabeth Way from the north end of the Burlington Skyway to Guelph Line, and Highway 403 from QEW to Grindstone Creek, in the City of Burlington. The study area is shown on the map below. The objectives of the study …

Improvements coming to QEW-403 interchange Read More »

City staff have revised the original traffic calming plan for Richmond Road in light of resident feedback and scheduled road work. Details of the revised plan are below, as well as in a letter sent to residents this week. Residents are invited to attend a drop in Public Information Centre to learn more and ask questions: …

Revised traffic plan for Richmond Rd removes speed bumps Read More »

Residents are invited to a drop-in open house to review proposed traffic calming measures for Victoria Ave. Date: Thurs. April 13 Time: 5:30-7:30 (drop in any time during this period) Place: Room 305, City Hall Residents along Victoria Ave. should have received a letter (below) from the city outlining the results of traffic studies, and …

Victoria Ave. traffic calming open house April 13 Read More »

The following streets in Ward 2 met the criteria for a reduced 40km/hr speed limit or are being recommended for reduced speed for consistency reasons: Ashley Avenue Bellwood Avenue Bridgman Avenue Crosby Avenue Emerald Street Holtby Avenue Olga Drive Parker Crescent (Prospect to Redfern) Peele Boulevard Perry Drive Redfern Road Sharron Street Wellington Avenue Woodland …

Reduced speed limits proposed for several residential streets Read More »

I hear from residents on a regular basis regarding speeding and traffic concerns. Halton Police have been active in the community and provided this most recent update for November: RTSS (Residential Traffic/Stop Sign/Speeding): Approximately 613 Provincial Offences Notices were issued for violations pertaining to stop sign infractions and speeding on residential streets throughout Burlington. Officers …

Police active on local streets, including Prospect Read More »

From Halton Regional Police Service press release – Traffic officers with the Halton Regional Police Service  worked together recently to target the “Big 4” driving behaviours that are the greatest cause of concern for road users within the region: going through stop signs; speeding; cell phone use; and impairment. The project ran over a three …

“I’m on my way to get my nails done” & other excuses police hear for unsafe driving; hundreds of tickets issued in crackdown Read More »

Prospect Street from Joyce Street to Ashley Avenue, and Drury Lane from Sharron Street to Fairview Street will be closed Monday, Aug. 15 to Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 to reconstruct and install new water mains and sanitary sewers. Changes will also be made to the intersection to improve turning movements. Local access to homes and business will be maintained. …

Prospect St at Drury Ln closed Aug. 15 to Oct. 21 Read More »

Public meeting on Richmond Road Traffic calming (July 13) The city recently reviewed Richmond Road for additional traffic calming measures, and the results show the street meets the required minimum of 3 of 6 criteria to add further measures. The criteria that were met: 85% of traffic must be travelling at greater than 10km over …

Traffic calming meetings: Richmond Rd (July 13); Drury Lane (July 14) Read More »

This year is the 25th annual Moon in June Road Race that will be taking place on Saturday, June 4. The kids race will be one kilometre and begin at 6:30 p.m., with 5k and 10k races to start at 8p.m. The races will result in the following road and lane closures in Burlington: James …

Moon in June Road Race/Lane closures Read More »