Transportation and Transit


Strategic Action


8. Provide an effective transportation network that moves people and goods efficiently within the city and neighbouring areas. 8.1 Build infrastructure to support the city’s transportation demands, optimizing traffic flow and encourage alternative modes of transportation. 8.1.A Utilize the city’s Traffic Signal Control System (TSCS) to its fullest ability by expanding the traffic signal responsive application.
8.1.B Continue to identify and implement improvements at congested intersections.
8.1.C In partnership with the Burlington Cycling Committee, update the 10-year Bikeway Master Plan, including strategies and recommendations related to financial and other resources required to ensure safe, reliable and fully integrated infrastructure for cycling.

8.2 Pursue and support transportation network improvements in the Hamilton West GTA area and improvements to the inter-regional road network, highway access and transit services to mitigate traffic congestion on city roadways. 8.2.A Participate in inter-regional transportation initiatives: Niagara/GTA Corridor Study; Waterdown/Aldershot Transportation Master Plan; Greater Toronto Transportation Authority - Greater Golden Horseshoe Master Plan; GTA/Hamilton Fare Card Implementation; Southern Ontario Gateway Council; 407-West Transitway Study.
8.2.B Support opportunities to increase rail, air and water transportation options that reduce the demand on the road network.

9. Provide a safe, efficient, accessible and responsive transit system that integrates into the overall transportation network. 9.1 Support the continuous advancement of initiatives that support accessibility through environmental stewardship, customer service and increased transit ridership.
9.1.A Continue to evaluate opportunities to responsibly adjust transit service to ensure optimum ridership.
9.1.B Increase ridership through enhanced promotional activities, public information services and incentive programs.
9.1.C Enhance customer service, accessibility, operational efficiencies and environmental performance through transit capital and operation improvements.
9.1.D Enhance partnerships with local businesses and employers to promote transit services through programs such as the Burlington Economic Development Corporation’s Burlington Calling Program.
9.1.E Continue discussions with school boards on the use of Burlington Transit to bus students.

9.2 Optimize road and pedestrian safety. 9.2.A Continue to work with the Halton Regional Police Service, neighbourhood traffic committees and other stakeholders to implement the city’s Road Safety Strategic Plan.
9.2.B Continue to improve mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by implementing transportation infrastructure enhancements.
9.2.C Research and pursue the use of best practices in the areas of technology, initiatives, policies and applications to provide a safe road network for all users.

9.3 Support and actively promote inter-regional conventional and specialized transit initiatives. 9.3.A Improve integration between local and inter-regional transit systems through service and facility design, and simplified fare payment.
9.3.B Explore service delivery alternatives for cross-boundary conventional and specialized transit services and associated funding opportunities from other levels of government.

10. Provide a financially responsible parking program in downtown Burlington that supports the interests of the general public, local businesses, institutions and tourism destinations. 10.1 Manage the parking program in the downtown and waterfront in a sustainable manner. 10.1.A Explore parking capital and operating improvements to enhance customer service, accessibility, operating efficiencies and environmental performance.
10.1.B Review parking supply, parking demand, rates and fees bi-annually to ensure the parking program is financially responsible and responsive to the parking needs in the downtown and at the waterfront.
10.1.C Investigate alternative parking partnerships, financing opportunities and service delivery models for all new development and re-development projects.
10.1.D Design new off-street parking facilities to include underground parking within mixed-use developments in order to support downtown intensification goals.
10.1.E Implement Transportation Demand Management strategies to reduce parking demand within the downtown.

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