Lived Experience Papers posted for comments

The City of Burlington is creating its first Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) to guide how people and goods move in and through our community for years to come. Anyone who lives in Burlington, or travels to or through Burlington, is invited to read any or all five ‘Lived Experience Papers’. The five papers are available here for review and the survey for comments is open until Sept. 7, 2021.

In previous stages of the project, staff has used resident feedback to confirm the IMP vision, values and goal statements. Those concepts generally define the desired transportation system for the Burlington of the future. The next steps of the project include identifying what aspects of our current transportation systems are not in line with where we want to end up in the future. The project page features an interactive story map outlining the project so far, including how residents in Burlington navigate the city and the transportation issues that affect their lives, every day.

Each of the five papers is part of a series of background case studies that explore transportation issues that will affect Burlingtonians in the future as the city grows and develops. Each paper’s fictional character and transportation story is inspired by feedback the City has heard from real Burlington residents over the years. Their stories cover key transportation issues affecting Burlington residents with similar experiences and identifies the challenges and opportunities of each issue.

The reader is invited to answer a series of questions and share their input on the key issues that need to be considered in developing the IMP, and how we can lay the foundation for a safe, accessible, sustainable, balanced and livable future of transportation in Burlington.

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