Friday, April 29, 2016

Unanimous Vote By Burlington Walk Bike Council Vote Support Letter of Pine Street Coalition Parkway Re-dsign!

The regular April 28 meeting of the Burlington Walk Bike Council (Council) unanimously voted a letter of support to the City for the Pine Street Coalition Champlain Parkway Re-design Guidelines.

The Council is open to any Burlington resident and acts in an advisory fashion to the Department of Public Works and other agencies.  The Council submitted a strong expression of concern in a letter December 2014 after six months of review and discussion of the Parkway design at that time.

The Pine Street Coalition (PSC) (Safe Streets Burlington is a member) seeks a livable community re-design of the Champlain Parkway using a set of overall Re-design Guidelines which include: (1) safe and separate and walk and bike facilities throughout the corridor; (2) removing the barricade at the bottom of Pine Street with a roundabout to reconnect with Queen City Park Road, Kmart Plaza and points south; I3) stopping the Parkway at Flynn Avenue thereby maintaining the development potential for the "Gilbane" area between Sears Lane and Lakeside Avenue as well as avoiding a 40% increase in Lakeside Avenue traffic; (4) preservation of the Englesby Brook area; (5) reducing project costs and shifting savings to improvements to Pine Street south of Lakeside Avenue; and (6) assurance of the safest intersections, particularly roundabouts.

Safe Street Burlington says "thank you Burlington Walk Bike Council" for their action.

The photo below shows Stu Lindsay, Council Steering Committee member, and R. J. Lalumiere, commuter from the North End to his work at who road their bikes to the April 28 meeting

Stu Lindsay, l, and R.J. Lalumiere r 

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