To committee June 5: reduce food truck fees; update on Waterfront Hotel planning study; proposal to reduce speed limit on New St; information report on rezoning for 4880 Valera Rd

At the Planning and Development Committee meeting June 5, 1pm and 6:30pm, council will be considering a number of items including:

  • recommendation to reduce in licence fees for food trucks (I support);
  • update on the Waterfront Hotel planning study;
  • zoning amendment for 2477 Queensway Drive (I support);
  • proposal to reduce the speed limit on New Street from 60km/hr to 50km/h
  • information report on proposed rezoning for 4880 Valera Rd

Read the full agenda here: P&D June 5

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Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Give us a break! New is a one of the few major east/west arteries. Finally, the insanity of the road diet ends and the whizkids at city hall just can’t help themselves with talk of a speed reduction. This is at the same time as thousands more residents are going to be jammed into the core that New serves with the neverending intensification push. It’s all getting Kafkaesque.

  2. We are finally returning to a reasonable flow of traffic on New Street and now the city is considering reducing the speed limit to 50?! It takes forever to get anywhere in Burlington as it is. At 4 lanes and a separated pedestrian walkway New Street can easily support a 60km per hour speed limit.

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