Is speeding a concern in your neighbourhood?

This article, from August 4, contains information related to an increase in aggressive driving in residential neighbourhoods and a message from Councillor Danko.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

One concern from residents that we hear regularly about at the Ward 8 office is speeding in residential neighbourhoods, putting many at risk.

We’ve had an increase of reports of local drivers speeding during the pandemic, as there are fewer cars on the road and it seems some are taking advantage of that fact.

Below we’ve provided information on who to call when you encounter aggressive/speeding drivers and also a message from Councillor John-Paul Danko on an initiative he has started with Traffic Operations regarding the addressing of Neighbourhood Traffic Calming.

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Lane restrictions on downbound Claremont lanes to start on Wednesday

This article, from August 1, contains details about the upcoming lane restrictions on the downbound (northbound) Claremont Access lanes.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Lane restrictions will be coming to the Claremont Access starting this week, as construction continues on the Claremont Access as the new Keddy Access Trail is built.

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City to no longer print paper bus tickets

This article, from July 17, contains a press release from the City of Hamilton on the phasing out of HSR paper tickets and passes.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has approved the removal from circulation of paper bus tickets, after City Council voted in favour of implementing the PRESTO fare card system, effectively replacing paper tickets and the monthly pass system.

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Automated Speed Enforcement set to hit city streets

This article, from July 9, contains information regarding the new Automated Speed Enforcements camera pilot-project, which will soon be in operation across the City.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton’s Public Works Committee has voted in favour of a one-year pilot project that will see two photo radar cameras rotate through 12 school and community safety zones across the city.

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Upper James Street Stairs Closed as of July 9

This article, from July 9, includes details about the closure of the Upper James St. stairs.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has decided to close the Upper James Street stairs in order to safely proceed with construction on the new Keddy Access Trail.

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City of Hamilton introduces Parking Payment App

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Do you ever worry about going over your allotted time at a parking meter? Do you find yourself turning your car upside down looking for loose change to feed the meter? Well, the City of Hamilton has released a new app to make parking payments seamless and modern!

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All you need to know about the Claremont Access construction

This article contains information about the start of construction on the Keddy Access Trail along the Claremont Access, which started July 6.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As of July 6th,  the southbound (upbound) lanes of the Claremont Access will be closed until at least November, as it undergoes a long awaited facelift which will give residents of this city their first multi-modal connection between the lower city and Hamilton Mountain, including a long-awaited multi-use trail.

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Reminder: Southbound Claremont Access Lanes to be closed starting July 6

This article, originally from June 23, includes information concerning the upcoming closure of the southbound(upbound) Claremont Access lanes, which will be closed starting July 6.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At the June 3rd council meeting, councillors approved the construction tender to proceed with work on the Jay Keddy Trail and associated roadwork on the Claremont Access.

With that set in motion, work on the Claremont Access will begin on July 6, closing the southbound lanes until at least November.

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HSR facing revenue hit due to pandemic

This article, from June 6, contains information about financial burdens the HSR may face with post-secondary students learning from home.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The HSR will face some financial issues going forward as Mohawk College’s student association has asked to suspend its transit pass agreement with the city over the summer.

The City and local post-secondary institutions, such as Mohawk, McMaster, and Redeemer University, have what is called a University/College Transit Pass Agreements (UCTP) which gives full-time students unlimited access to the HSR at a discounted rate.

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SoBi Bikeshare To Cease Operations Pending Last Minute Reprieve

On May 27th, Hamilton City Council narrowly voted to shut down the City’s popular Sobi bikeshare program, leaving 26,000 active members without a ride.

However, due to overwhelming community support, a last minute reprieve is now possible.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At it’s meeting on May 27th, Hamilton City Council narrowly voted to cease operations of the poplular SoBi Bikeshare service currently servicing more than 26,000 active members.

The service was shutdown on Monday June 1st, 2020, however due to overwhelming community support, a last minute reprieve is now possible.

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