In spring 2016, the Burlington City Council will vote on the city's first-ever "Walk-Bike Master Plan." Done right, this plan will be a blueprint for making Burlington the kind of place where anyone can bike and walk anywhere in safety and comfort. You don't have to be a resident of Burlington to sign! We all have a stake in the Queen City being a great place to walk and bike.
TEXT OF THE PETITION IS AS FOLLOWS:
To the Burlington City Council,
I am writing to you to ask you to do three things to support the Burlington Walk-Bike Master Plan:
- Communicate to city staff and to fellow councilors that you want to see an ambitious plan that includes a specific timetable for implementation
- Vote for the plan when it comes before Council and direct staff to implement it in accordance with the schedule outlined in the plan
- Actively support and vote for operating and capital budgets as needed to implement the plan, including both dedicated funding for bike infrastructure and increased staff capacity dedicated to walk-bike issues at the Department of Public Works
This issue is very important to me. I will follow with interest any community and Council meetings where the plan is discussed and voted on, and hope I can count on your support for the plan at those meetings.