On-demand transit pilot starts in September, says Partridge
Coun. Judi Partridge, Ward 15 Flamborough Review Thursday, May 13, 2021
As we welcome the beautiful month of May and make our way to summer, there will be much going on in Waterdown and Flamborough.
At long last, the Waterdown bypass, known as Waterdown North Drive will start construction this month. The first part of the construction will be the new intersection on Centre Road just north of Northlawn Avenue. Centre Road will be closed in both directions for approximately three to four months, with no access north or south from Nisbet Boulevard to roughly 500 metres north on Centre Road.
However, local access to all residential properties within this stretch will be maintained at all times from either the south or north ends. To reach Joe Sams Park, St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church and Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School, a detour route via Robson Road will be signed.
As well, through Metrolinx, Waterdown will now be included in the proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) route along a 48-kilometre stretch of Dundas Street from Waterdown to Kipling Avenue in Toronto. I invite everyone to visit www.metrolinxengage.com/dundasbrt to learn about the proposed corridor, why a better-connected corridor is needed, environmental studies, preliminary design, community engagement opportunities and more.
A reminder that Waterdown Road, south of Flatt Road, will be closed for six to eight weeks during July and August as part of the City of Burlington’s multi-year widening and reconstruction of Waterdown Road.
I am pleased to share that a new pilot on-demand transit program in Waterdown will start in September. Residents will be able to order an HSR bus ride with a smartphone app to provide more direct trips, quicker journeys and shorter wait times with access to more key destinations inside the urban transit boundary of Waterdown, including the Clappison business parks.
Healthy Youth Network (HYN) is a Waterdown-based charity that provides resources to assist youth of all ages and parents to help families navigate the challenges of mental health and opportunities open to our youth. The new Parent Place portal is a great starting point of information and resources developed by local parents, professionals and in collaboration with feedback from the community. Please visit parent.healthyouthnetwork.ca.