An Active Transportation Plan Workshop for rural Burlington

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February 28th, 2019


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. Event will take place on March 7th, at the Conservation Halton office on Britannia Road.

This is what rural Burlington is all about - large fields, small farms and people wanting to maintain a lifestyle.

This is what rural Burlington is all about – large fields, small farms and people wanting to maintain a lifestyle where roads can be walked on.

Having safe and connected active transportation infrastructure allows for residents to access recreational and green space in rural Burlington through walking, cycling, or any other form of non-motorized transportation.

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.
• Improving the safety of trail crossings.

At this time, we would like to invite you to a Rural Active Transportation Workshop. The workshop will be an opportunity to hear about how people are currently using active transportation in rural Burlington, the types of trips being taken and where people are going. We also want to hear about issues and 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. This fun, informative and interactive workshop is available to any persons interested in active transportation in rural Burlington. Very important to all living in rural Burlington!

To register for this free event, please contact: Dan Ozimkovic, C.E.T, Transportation Planning Technologist, Transportation Services
905-335-7671, ext. 7485 –

The workshop will be led by:  Kate Whitfield and Ezra Lipton from Alta Planning + Design

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019:  Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Conservation Halton, 2596 Britannia Rd, Burlington, L7P 0G3

Lowville Regulars - Rickli +Walt Rickli, on the left,  is an artist and active member of the Lowville community. Should Lowville secede from the Region of Halton Rickli would be elected Mayor in a landslide

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2 comments to An Active Transportation Plan Workshop for rural Burlington

  • Jan Mowbray

    If the Rural Active Transportation Strategy doesn’t end up being an improvement, the acronym will come in handy. However, it would be great to have a multi municipal connected rural transportation strategy.

    • Jim Young

      I attended the last one as a curious, transit friendly City dweller. Very interesting but mostly about active rural transport issues. Cycling and walking safety, safe access to and protection of Bruce Trail etc.
      I love the idea of extending public transit to rural Burlington but that is probably a long way off.
      I look at HSR and Waterdown service and don’t know if BT is ready for that yet.