Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting


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Room 247, Level 2, City Hall

James Schofield (Chair), Chris Ariens, Jackie Lodder, Jeffrey Brooks, Brad Slade, Teresa Baerg, Claudia Segatore

Georgie Gartside (Clerk)

Brett Moore, David Darnell, Kinsey Schurm, Councillor Galbraith

The committee agreed to defer the election of Chair and Vice Chair until after the advisory committee review is complete. 

James shared that this year's Ontario Bike Summit will take place on April 6 and 7. If someone on the committee is interested in attending, please advise at the February meeting. 

Jackie said they still need to confirm a time for the bike ride as part of the Moon in June road race on June 6. A meeting will be scheduled to talk about activities that might take place during the event.

Chris advised that the bike lanes on streets are okay in most places three days after the snowstorm. Windrows at intersections continue to be a hazard as cyclists have to ride into the vehicle lane to go around them. Winter clearing is improving, but not at the level to successfully ride and stay safe.

Dan provided the following electronic update:

  • Cycling Plan – Dan’s staff report is drafted and the plan is still to take the Cycling Plan to committee on March 10th.
  • Naming of 3 multi-use trails – Dan met with Parks and Open Space and Communications staff in regards to naming of 3 multi-use trails (north hydro corridor, new downtown trail and new Heathfield trail). City staff would like to run a contest and get the public involved. The plan is to have Cycling Committee and ITAC as one of the stakeholders for the naming contest. More information to follow in the near future.
  • Moon in June bike ride – City of Burlington events staff will set up a meeting in the near future to go over the next steps.
  • Rural Active Transportation Strategy – Dan should receive material from the consultant team by the end of January. Phase 2 of public engagement will kick off with an online portion and the open house/workshop will take place in early spring.

The committee reviewed the Ministry of Transportation framework for an e-scooter pilot program. In order to allow e-scooters on roads, municipalities would have to pass a bylaw. James will find out what other municipalities are doing and report back at the next meeting.

The committee discussed the advisory committee review report and raised some questions about random selection and feel the term limits are too short. Several members of the committee will attend the meeting on Jan. 23 with the volunteer working team.

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