Traffic Safety Meeting – November 4, 7pm

This article, from November 2, provides background on the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report and is an invitation for community meetings to further discuss traffic safety around Ward 8.

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Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At 7pm on Thursday November 4, Councillor Danko will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss the proposed safety improvements recommended as a result of the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report as well as hear your suggestions and comments on road safety around Ward 8.

Please click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Following months of community consultation, including the Ward 8 Complete Streets Survey, and comprehensive traffic safety engineering evaluation, City staff and consulting engineers from WSP Canada are pleased to present their findings and recommendations from the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report.

C/o WSP & the City of Hamilton

The presentation will outline the entire suite of traffic safety measures considered and a neighbourhood by neighbourhood overview of proposed recommendations. A public question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Project Background

The Ward 8 Complete Streets Report is one of the most comprehensive neighbourhood traffic safety initiatives ever undertaken in Hamilton (details: https://ward8hamilton.ca/transformative-road-safety-improvements-coming-to-ward-8-neighbourhoods/ ).

After significant discussion with City staff, the project was initiated by Councillor John-Paul Danko in the fall of 2020 as a way to address resident concerns about transportation safety from a systemic approach ward-wide. Now one year later, following months of community consultation and engineering design work, the recommendations are ready to be released.

C/o WSP & the City of Hamilton

The Ward 8 Complete Streets report reviewed the transportation and safety conditions of neighbourhood road networks throughout the ward. Through community consultation and engineering evaluation, locations of concern were identified and mapped. Special attention was given to areas identified with high concentrations of pedestrian injuries. Then, a comprehensive plan was developed to improve the safety on these neighbourhood streets. This holistic approach provides systemic solutions to transportation safety that involves a wide range of recommended interventions from chicane traffic diverters, to gateway features, curb extensions, raised crosswalks and neighbourhood traffic circles to simple speed bumps.

“Traffic safety has been a top priority for Ward 8 residents since I was elected. To address these concerns it was very important for me to find a comprehensive approach that would improve traffic safety for all residents throughout the ward. I am very happy to be able to share these proposed safety improvements with Ward 8 residents, and as we finalize implementation, I am looking forward to hearing feedback from each and every neighbourhood.”

Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.

To register, residents can click this link – or email the Ward 8 office at Ward8@Hamilton.ca . Registered participants will be provided with login information for the virtual meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place on November 4 @ 7 PM. Councillor Danko looks forward to share the report with you all then.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.