Have your say: Burlington residents asked for input on electric vehicles, scooters, bikes


Published March 18, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Have your say about the future of transportation in Burlington.

The City of Burlington is looking for public input on electric vehicles and micro-mobility options like scooters and cycling.

The feedback will help the city develop a community-based Electric Mobility Strategy in partnership with BurlingtonGreen, a local environmental organization that has been delivering their well known ‘Make the Switch’ program for a number of years.

The initiative focuses on helping community members switch to more active and low carbon transportation options, reduce energy consumption at home, adopt low-waste living practices, and more.

BurlingtonGreen currently has a campaign encouraging EV owners to “Share Your EV Story” to help others in the community to make the switch.

In addition to residents’ feedback, the City will also be reviewing and assessing available EV data, best practices, policies and strategies from other municipalities, surveying the community and reaching out to talk to key stakeholders.

A draft list of recommended actions to support electric mobility in Burlington will be posted later this spring on the City website for public feedback.

The Electric Mobility Strategy was identified as a key program area to help meet the target in the City’s Climate Action Plan, which was adopted in 2020.

Did you know?

  • The transportation sector represents around 40 per cent of the total green house gasses emitted in Burlington. This makes it the largest single source in the city
  • The City has installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations on city property with more additional stations to be installed this year
  • Charging is free at the publicly-available stations, however, a parking fee may apply depending on the lot and time of day
  • The City is planning for the installation of a level 3 or fast charger in the downtown core later this year.
  • Research has shown that people who ride e-bikes tend to ride further and more frequently.

The multiple surveys are available on the city website.

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