Categories: Bylaw enforcement & policingRecentTransit & Roads

Skateboarding on streets to be reviewed

Open Houses March 19 & 20

Skateboarding on Burlington’s streets not permitted

As the city tries to encourage more active transportation, we are reviewing rules around using city streets for wheeled transportation including skateboarding, roller blades, electric scooters and other “emerging vehicles.” Currently all of these are prohibited on city streets.

The city wants to hear from you, and is hosting two open houses to gain public input:

Tues. March 19, 7-9pm
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd.

Wed. March 20, 7-9pm
Tansley Woods Community Centre
1996 Itabashi Way at Upper Middle Rd.

My Take: I support the review and taking steps to encourage skateboards and other wheeled devices for transportation.

Your View: Do you support allowing skateboards and other wheeled transportation on city streets? Should all roads qualify? Only roads with bike lanes? What criteria, if any, would you support? Post a comment below or email me at marianne.meedward@burlington.ca.

Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

Recent Posts

Public meeting June 20 to seek input on Conservation Halton’s Kelso/Glen Eden parks Master Plan

Press Release - Conservation Halton is updating the parks Master Plan for Kelso Conservation Area/Glen Eden, which is located within…

21 hours ago

Vote on $4 million to LaSalle Marina for floating wavebreak to council tonight

City council will vote tonight on a proposal to fully pay the $4 million for a new floating wavebreak for…

2 days ago

City of Burlington launches online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington

Media Release — The City of Burlington has launched its new online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington. The platform will…

2 weeks ago

Smart Car Confidential reveals little known facts about Marianne – trained opera singer, takes dog to drycleaner, helped form Moms in the Hood; watch trailer

Think you know me, Ward 2 City Councillor and mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward? I had the privilege of riding…

2 weeks ago

Community open house June 27 to hear developer’s plans for 849 and 855 Brant St

The public is invited to an open house Wed. June 27, 7pm, at the Burlington Public Library to hear plans…

3 weeks ago

Public meeting June 11 to receive information report on 53-71 Plains Road East, 1025 Cooke Boulevard (no recommendation or decision)

Council will receive an information report at a public meeting June 11 at 6:30pm at City Hall regarding an Official…

3 weeks ago