The City of Burlington is calling on residents to help name three multi-use trails within the city.
After the submission deadline closes, a committee made up of city staff and members of the Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee and the Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee will create a short-list of names.
Residents will then be able to vote for their top choice from the short-list.
The entries with the most votes will be brought to city council for approval to become the official names of the trails.
Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services, says everyone is welcome to submit their suggestions and residents should have an open mind when thinking of names. “They can be something fun, something relevant to that area or something that is historically significant,” said Glenn. “Within the online submission form, there is space for a brief explanation for why you think your name is a good choice.”
The first trail is north of the QEW, between the North Service Rd. at Roly Bird Park and Berwick Dr.
The second is the new downtown hydro corridor trail, east of Maple Ave., between Ontario St. and Graham’s Ln.
The third location is a new trail east of Centennial Dr., between Upper Middle Rd. and Heathfield Dr.
“From a transportation perspective, name recognition is important as it helps familiarize users to our trail-system and will ultimately encourage increased use of these great cycling and active transportation assets,” said Vito Tolone, Director of Transportation Services in a news release. “Trail users will also find the official names and wayfinding signage very useful in cases where they need assistance.”
Residents can see maps and submit names at getinvolvedburlington.ca/name-this-trail.