Notice of Study Commencement
The City of Burlington has started a study to develop a Functional Design and Implementation Strategy for infrastructure and streetscape improvements for the Plains Road Corridor between the Highway 403 overpass and the QEW. Plains Road is an integral part of the municipal transportation network serving commercial, residential and institutional uses.
This study will build on the 2006 Plains Road Corridor Urban Design Guidelines prepared by the city in collaboration with the Plains Road Village Vision group. This stage of the urban design process will focus on ensuring that individual redevelopments happening along the corridor fit into the ultimate vision for the streetscape. The vision, as defined in the urban design guidelines, emphasises the need for a "renewed focus on streetscaping and landscaping" along the length of the Plains Road corridor.
One of the key driving forces behind the functional design and implementation strategy will be the design, formation and promotion of "complete streets". The primary objective of the study is to design infrastructure and streetscape along Plains Road that not only provides an efficient traffic flow but also considers pedestrian and cyclist safety, transit requirements, aesthetics, and convenience for local residents.
We Want to Hear From You
Effective public and stakeholder consultation is an important part of the process. There will be several opportunities for you to share your ideas on how the city might improve the streetscaping and design for Plains Road to better form a "Complete Street" supporting walking, cycling and transit.
There are several ways for you to provide input into this study:
- Two public open houses, for which the dates will be made available in the near future.
- You can also provide your comments directly to the study team. Write, call or e-mail the project representatives listed below with your comments, questions and ideas.