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Active Transportation Plan Workshop for Rural Burlington on Feb. 2

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Photo by Daniel Llorente on Unsplash

The City of Burlington is preparing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy in order to create safe walking and cycling options in rural Burlington for residents. Having safe and connected active transportation infrastructure gives residents access to recreational and green spaces in rural Burlington through walking, cycling or any other form of transportation, without a car.

Rural Burlington has a unique set of challenges and opportunities that this strategy plans to address through the following:

  • Identifying opportunities to enhance safety. Provide realistic, cost-effective options to enable active transportation;
  • Identifying missing links and barriers to active transportation;
  • Identifying opportunities to integrate the Bruce Trail into the on-road transportation facilities; and
  • Improving the safety of trail crossings.

The City is hosting a free, half-day Rural Active Transportation Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-5 p.m., at Conservation Halton (2596 Britannia Rd.). Those who attend will get the chance to hear about how people are currently using active transportation in rural Burlington, the types of trips being taken and where people are going. The City also wants to hear from residents about any issues or barriers to using active transportation.

The workshop will be interactive, providing opportunity to discuss and visualize active transportation facilities suitable for small town and rural areas — and is available to anyone interested in active transportation in rural Burlington.

To register for the free event contact: 

  • Dan Ozimkovic, C.E.T, Transportation Planning Technologist, Transportation Services, City of Burlington at 905-335-7671, ext. 7485 or danijel.ozimkovic@burlington.ca

The workshop will be led by:

  • Kate Whitfield from Alta Planning + Design
  • Nancy Smith Lea from the Centre for Active Transportation
  • Alex Nolet from True North Safety

Drinks and snacks will be provided — those who attend are asked to please try and attend for the full session. Parking is available on site and the venue is accessible.

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