The New North End City Councilors Paulino, Carpenter and Dieng have been in communication with members of the Burlington Walk/Bike Council & Local Motion, an organization working to build quality of life by encouraging walking and biking, about their proposal to the City of Burlington that is primarily intended to achieve two objectives: to provide safe transportation for populations who rely on GMT buses, and to create the spaces needed for people and businesses to resume economic activity.
The proposal is specific to some major city streets including North Ave., seeking to implement better bike lane protection during the massive public health emergency. Full Proposal HERE.
Below you will find the North Ave. proposal: “Install protection for bike lanes on North Avenue where space permits. While we acknowledge that infrastructure improvements on North Avenue have been met with controversy in the past, the Red Line has the highest ridership of all of GMT’s routes, and is thus a priority corridor for bike infrastructure, especially given the crowding issues on the Greenway. Installing protection along North Avenue will also reduce illegal speeding and thereby improve safety and quality of life for all users—people driving, people walking, and people rolling—and would not require any changes to the traffic pattern.”
While we recognize that the upgrade of bike lane infrastructure could be a hot topic in our neighborhood, as your councilors, we wanted to simply hear thoughts from residents of the New North End before the proposal is discussed at the full Burlington City Council so that we can have a unified voice bringing your thoughts to the discussion. Please note that no action has been taken or even discussed at the council at this point. We just would like to simply hear from you about it.
Here is the process:
Have a presentation from Jonathan Weber, a representative from Walk /Bike Council, Local Motion (also a resident of the New North End) to explain the proposal in detail.
Have residents ask clarifying questions to Mr. Jonathan and provide your thoughts and perspectives.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30- 8:30 pm via Zoom. Here is the link to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81282610586?pwd=QUxhTldTQzFaazhJbjFwOTRzUUNkUT09
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We hope that you will join us for this input gathering process ready to learn and share your perspective on this matter.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your New North End City Councilors:
District City Councilor, Franklin Paulino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 4 City Councilor, Sarah Carpenter: email@example.com
Ward 7 City Councilor, Ali Dieng: firstname.lastname@example.org