Neighbourhood Speed Limit Reductions coming to Ward 8

This article, from October 6, contains details about impending speed restrictions across Hamilton neighbourhoods.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As part of the City of Hamilton’s Vision Zero‘s goal to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities among all road users on city streets, the City of Hamilton is reducing the speed limit on a neighbourhood to neighbourhood basis, including many in Ward 8.

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Transformative Road Safety Improvements Coming to Ward 8 Neighbourhoods

One of the most comprehensive neighbourhood traffic safety initiatives ever undertaken in Hamilton is coming to Ward 8.

This article outlines details and next steps to create safer neighbourhoods for all road users throughout the ward.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On August 21st 2020, Hamilton City Council ratified a motion by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko to invest $150,000 from the Ward 8 area rating reserve towards a report that will identify areas of concern and make recommendations to provide a safer environment for all road users based on Vision Zero and Complete Streets principles (click here for a copy of the original motion).

This is the engineering design phase of transformative road safety improvements throughout Ward 8, with an additional $1.5 million towards infrastructure improvements planned following the conclusion of the report.

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Queen Street two-way conversion construction to start June 8

This article contains information on the Queen Street two-way conversion project starting on June 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As you may or may not be aware, Queen Street will be converting from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. This change is in accordance with the City’s Vision Zero campaign. Work will start on June 8 and is expected to last until November 2020.

As many Ward 8 residents utilize the Beckett St. Hill to access the lower city, the Ward 8 office thought it would share some of the construction highlights, goals, and timelines for this worthwhile project.

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Slower Speeds Coming to Hamilton Neighbourhoods

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A change is coming to many of your neighbourhoods over the next three years to ensure that our streets are safe for all users, no matter how you travel.

Earlier this month, Hamilton City Council directed city staff to start reducing the posted speed limits in residential neighbourhoods across the city.

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Queensdale Avenue Traffic Calming – Statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Hello, Ward 8 Neighbours!

On Friday, August 16th, 2019 Hamilton City Council approved a motion by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko for the installation of three speed cushions on Queensdale Avenue at a cost not to exceed $16,8000, to be funded from the Ward 8 Area Capital Reserve Fund.

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Aberdeen Avenue – Update on Safety Measures and Statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Hello, Ward 8 Neighbours!

On Monday, June 17th, 2019 the Director of Transportation Operations and Maintenance for the City of Hamilton brought forward a report to the Public Works Committee outlining staff recommendations for proposed safety measures on Aberdeen Avenue from Queen Street to Longwood Road.

These recommendations were approved by the Public Works Committee in a vote of 7 to 2.

For a full statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko, please continue reading below.

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