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Lane restrictions on Brant south of Victoria/Baldwin due to construction

Dates July 28, Aug 12, 19 & 26

As a result of construction of a new building at 616 Brant Street south of Victoria/Baldwin, there may be minor disruptions including but not limited to southbound traffic lane restriction and interruptions on Brant Street, southbound traffic detouring through Locust Street, and on street parking restrictions on Locust Street between Baldwin Street and Blenheim St inclusive on the following Saturdays: July 29th, August 12th, August 19th and August 26th.

Access to all local businesses will be maintained during construction activities.

More details are in the attached letter distributed to residents: DESO_Letter To Property Owners

If you have questions please contact Dennis Sousa, President of DESO Construction Ltd., EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: 289-442-5515

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Marianne, I do not have a problem with road closers but I do have problem with bicycles on side walks! How much money has been spent on bike lanes that very few people use? It is dangerous to any one walking on the side walk. The City of Burlington allows this, I believe it is wrong, I would like to know what you think.

    • Jim, Thanks for the question. Generally I support allowing bikes on sidewalks to encourage cycling and allow families to navigate the city without putting children at risk riding on the road. However, there are exceptions. Bikes on sidewalks should not be permitted in heavy pedestrian areas, such as the downtown. That is already a rule in place, however, I do see people violate that on occasion. Also, when there are festivals in Spencer Smith Park, we usually post signs asking cyclists to dismount and walk through the crowded promenade. In the end, it is really a matter of common sense and courtesy among all users of our sidewalks and paths. It only takes a few misbehaving to erode good will for all.

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