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City Staff Seek Committee Approval of Names for 3 New Burlington Trails

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After some public engagement and voting, City staff have narrowed down the names of 3 new trails in Burlington and will be seeking approval from the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee at Monday’s (Oct. 5) meeting.

There is more than 80 kilometres of trail in the City of Burlington, providing opportunities for active transportation and recreational use, and there are 3 trails that have been identified for naming, including the:

  • Hydro corridor trail, north of the QEW, between the North Service Road and Berwick Drive, extending to Dundas Street in the future — City staff is looking to name this the Crosstown Trail;
  • New downtown hydro corridor trail east of Maple Avenue between Ontario Street and Graham’s Lane — City staff is looking to name this the Maple Trail; and
  • New trail east of Centennial Drive, between Upper Middle Road and Heathfield Drive, extending to Mainway in the future — City staff is looking to name this trail the Palmer Trail.

Trails are generally 3-4 metres wide with a paved or granular surface. The permitted uses include cycling, walking and the use of mobility devices. Several Trails in the city are named, e.g.: Centennial Trail, Francis Road Trail and Bronte Creek Trail.

For some of the same reasons that we name roads and parks, it is important to name Trails to:

  • Assist with wayfinding;
  • Identify a location for emergency services;
  • Create a sense of place and community identity; and
  • Help promote the trail to residents and visitors.

Click this link to the full staff report for naming of three multi-use recreational trails. For the full agendas to next week’s committee meetings, please visit burlington.ca/calendar.

The EICS Committee begins at 1 p.m. Final approval of committee’s recommendation will head to the Oct. 19 Council meeting.

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