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‘Cycling in Halton’ Maps a Disappointment

http://www.halton.ca/activetransportation

I was excited to read that Halton Region had come out with an updated cycling map for our area. I confess, I hadn’t really looked at the old one, but surely with online mapping technologies like Google Maps we would now see a really useful tool for cyclists.

What a disappointment.

Not only are the maps rudimentary and poorly labelled, they are in PNG format is basically just a picture. The map for South Burlington for example shows a simple loop that goes along Lakeshore Blvd, up Burloak, and then diagonally south west along… a street? a trail? If you don’t know Burlington well, you’d never guess from this map.

The map for central Milton is even worse, as it suggests that you ride the entire length of Main Street. Of course, anyone who lives and rides here knows that even before underpass construction made the middle section of Main Street completely impassable for cyclists and pedestrians for the next three years, the narrow road lanes and treacherous trail/sidewalk on the south side made it one of the worst cycling routes in town.

The Region is asking for feedback on theirĀ 

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MTO Supportive Guidelines

MTO Transit Supportive Guidelines have been published. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/transit/supportive-guideline/transit-supportive-guidelines-2012-en.pdf … 6. Improve pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to increase convenient and comfortable access to transit. This is particularly important in post-war suburban neighbourhoods and employment areas where densities are low and distances between uses are greater. M D S … Transforming paved shoulders into designated bike lanes, … Continue reading

Dundas Corridor Update

http://oakvillecc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:dundas-corridor-update&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Thank you for your email regarding the Dundas Street (Regional Road 5) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study from Brant Street (Regional Road 18) to Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3) within the City of Burlington and Town of Oakville. The Region is committed to implementing both on-road and off-road Active Transportation (AT) facilities for both … Continue reading

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