Rural Active Transportation Strategy

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Man wearing a helmet and cycling clothes riding away from camera on a country road

The City of Burlington is developing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy. Right now, the north, rural area of Burlington is a popular place for hiking and cycling. But the roads were designed for cars, not cyclists or pedestrians. Most are two vehicle lane roads and do not have sidewalks or paved shoulders.

Staff are working to create safe walking and cycling options in rural Burlington that will focus on safe, connected active transportation infrastructure. This will allow people to go places they want to walk, cycle, etc. in rural Burlington.

The work you help us with here and the final Rural Active Transportation Strategy will become part of the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP).

Have your say!

We need to know what you think. Your feedback can help us develop and implement the Rural Active Transportation Strategy to make sure we come up with a plan that works.

Phase 2 - Fall 2021

Now we are asking what you think about the draft rural active transportation network. What you tell us now will be used to refine the network so we can present it to City Council.

Please take a look at the map of the draft network. Share your feedback by pinning your comments on the map and taking the survey.

The City of Burlington is developing a Rural Active Transportation Strategy. Right now, the north, rural area of Burlington is a popular place for hiking and cycling. But the roads were designed for cars, not cyclists or pedestrians. Most are two vehicle lane roads and do not have sidewalks or paved shoulders.

Staff are working to create safe walking and cycling options in rural Burlington that will focus on safe, connected active transportation infrastructure. This will allow people to go places they want to walk, cycle, etc. in rural Burlington.

The work you help us with here and the final Rural Active Transportation Strategy will become part of the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP).

Have your say!

We need to know what you think. Your feedback can help us develop and implement the Rural Active Transportation Strategy to make sure we come up with a plan that works.

Phase 2 - Fall 2021

Now we are asking what you think about the draft rural active transportation network. What you tell us now will be used to refine the network so we can present it to City Council.

Please take a look at the map of the draft network. Share your feedback by pinning your comments on the map and taking the survey.

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Pin the Map

20 days

We want your help to refine the draft rural active transportation network. Your feedback will help us adjust the network before it is presented to City Council. Take a few minutes to review the draft network map and let us know what you think by dropping a pin on the map with your comments on that area.

Multi-use Path – a paved path that is physically separated from the roadway for use by people walking, rolling and cycling

Paved Shoulder – a paved space at the edge of the roadway outside of the white edge line for people walking, rolling and cycling

Sidewalk – a physically separated space for people walking beside the road

Traffic Calming – can include a variety of measures to slow down vehicles and the number of vehicles on roads to make conditions more comfortable for people walking, rolling and cycling

Spot Improvement – location-specific improvements to improve comfort, safety and connectivity for people walking, rolling and cycling.


For information, look for the  i icon, to drop a pin, look for the + icon.

Page last updated: 28 November 2021, 11:28