Burlington moves closer to adopting electric vehicle and e-bike plan

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Published June 21, 2022 at 2:08 pm

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The City of Burlington is looking for more community feedback on its plans to ramp up electric mobility in the community.

The first public survey helped narrow and focus the city’s positions as well as understand the opportunities and barriers to supporting electric mobility in Burlington including EVs (electric vehicles), e-bikes or e-scooters (the stand-up kind).

BurlingtonGreen and City staff have reviewed the results and also interviewed community stakeholders. Based on these insights and best practices from leading municipalities, they have developed a document with draft recommended actions to support electric mobility.

The next survey is eliciting feedback on the 32 proposed actions under four themes, including:

  • Charging Infrastructure and Grid Capacity
  • City Leadership
  • Education and Awareness
  • Equity and Accessibility

Under each action, there is:

  • A proposed lead group, such as a City department or agency
  • Other stakeholder organizations or City departments as collaborators
  • Proposed timelines, which are broken down as short (up to two years), medium (two to five years), long (five to 10 years) or ongoing (the action may already be in progress and/or starting immediately and will continue throughout the implementation of the Electric Mobility Strategy, and in some cases, beyond)

The final document is expected to be presented to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee in September.

For more information, or to take the survey, visit the City’s website.

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