Over recent months, Traffic Operations & Engineering has been partnering with Hamilton Police Services and Corporate Communications to promote a number of roadway safety initiatives. These initiatives are all part of the Hamilton Strategic Road Safety Program and center around educating motorists, cyclists and pedestrians about roadway safety in Hamilton. The initiatives also support the principles of Vision Zero.
Below we have highlighted 3 main areas to share. Pedestrian Crossovers, School Zones and Safety Tips as well as Bicycle Traffic Signals (Contraflow Signals) and Bike Boxes.Read more
The City of Hamilton has several programs relating to sustainable mobility including Hamilton Bike Share, Smart Commute Hamilton Workplace and Transportation Demand Management (TDM).
On April 26, 2017 Hamilton City Council voted to update the Environmental Project Report (EPR) Addendum to include the 3 kilometre section from Queenston Traffic Circle to Eastgate and submit it to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Aidan voted in support of the project and is excited about the extension to Eastgate!
On Saturday May 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Macklin St. with be closed between Princess Point and Dufferin due to the Lynne’s Legacy Run. This closure will result in the requirement for buses in the affected area to be diverted.
The HSR route affected by these closure is #6 Aberdeen – e/b from Princess Point Loop via Longwood to Dufferin to Macklin to route.Read more
Chatham Street between Dundurn St. and Locke St. will be CLOSED to through traffic for water service line work scheduled for February 23 between 9 am and 2 pm.
As a result, HSR Route#7 Locke East Bound Bus is being re-routed from Dundurn. It will pass Chatham and travel East on Melbourne (1 block north) to Locke. Westbound route is not effected.
The General Issues Committee (GIC), in a 9-6 vote on Wednesday February 15, have reversed the Light Rail Transit (LRT) subcommittee’s decision to add an LRT stop at Bay Street.
Councillor Johnson supported a stop at Bay Street citing economic benefits and in his view, the changes strengthen the ground on which LRT stands.
The CBC Hamilton is polling its online readers: 'Should councillors have supported a Bay Street LRT stop?' as of 11am, February 17, 668 votes have been received with 78% of respondents answering "Yes". A link to the article and poll is below.
Based on traffic modeling information for the light rail transit (LRT) project, staff have identified areas along the west end of the route that may require more traffic capacity during LRT construction and when it’s in service. This may have an impact on existing and proposed cycling infrastructure, including:
- Dundurn Street North existing bike lanes
- York Boulevard (Queen to Dundurn) existing bike lanes
- Main Street West proposed bike lanes from Macklin to Cootes
The year end report highlights the year to date versus budgeted fuel pricing, cost and consumption data as of the end of 2016 for the City's Transit and Fleet, Police Services and Horizon Utilities.
Overall, actual expenditures on Diesel and Gasoline were below budget!
To read the full report, click here.
After receiving public input from residents in the Cline Avenue area, the LRT project team has changed their proposed design plans to address the concerns that were raised. They had originally proposed that Cline Avenue would be a full movement intersection to access Westdale Village from the LRT route but after receiving public input they will maintain existing traffic patterns into Westdale (via Dalewood and Haddon). Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with the team!Read more