Hamiltonians are invited to walk Cannon and Queen and plan their conversion from one-way thoroughfares into complete streets.

Hamilton City Councillors Jason Farr and Brian McHattie seek a broad group of community stakeholders to help study the conversion of Cannon Street and Queen Street into complete streets.

In September, City Council approved a two-way conversion study group that would start with Queen and Cannon. Council also approved a “grassroots” environmental assessment (EA), undertaken by a broad mix of community stakeholders, that would enhance and expand the formal EA.

Volunteers will walk the streets directly, noting opportunities and issues with their planned conversion into more livable streets that balance different modes of transportation.

Public Meeting

Councillors Farr and McHattie are holding a public meeting to introduce the concept of a complete street study group and invite Hamiltonians to participate.

The meeting will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:00 PM – 9:00PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton ON.

The meeting will by emceed by Councillor Jason Farr and include presentations by the following speakers:

  • ·                 Ryan McGreal, editor of Raise the Hammer, will introduce complete two-way streets.
  • ·                 Peter Topalovic, project manager, transportation demand management with the City of Hamilton, will talk about balanced transportation.
  • ·                 Sharon Mackinnon, public health nurse with the City of Hamilton, will explain the public health benefits of complete streets.
  • ·                 Steve Molloy, project manager, Transportation Master Plan implementation with the City of Hamilton, will discuss the Transportation Master Plan and EA process.
  • ·                 Brian McHattie, Councillor with the City of Hamilton, will introduce the community stakeholder study group and explain how it fits into the process of converting an existing one-way street into a complete street.

The session will include an hour of Q and A with the panel of speakers, and attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for more information or to join the study group of Queen and/or Cannon