Hamilton’s Transporation Master Plan is being Renewed for 2015 – there are various ways for residents to provide input

Numerous changes that have occurred within the City since 2007 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was approved by Council. As part of monitoring long-range planning studies, reviews and updates occur to guide the City in taking the necessary steps to remain on track with its vision, goals, and targets. Therefore, in 2014 the City is engaging in a TMP Update. The public is invited to provide input into this process and set direction by visiting this website and attending a public information centre.

Each of the meetings below will occur between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Durand Town Hall  well attended with much debate!

On Monday March 9th, Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr held a Town Hall meeting to discuss the city’s plan to carry out the two-way conversions of Bold and Duke Street in the Durand Neighbourhood.

These conversions were first proposed in the 1970s as a way to calm traffic and reduce dangerous speeding. The conversions were approved by Council in 2001 and reaffirmed in 2007. Council has yet to fund this work in their annual budgets, but Ward 2 residents voted through the Participatory Budget process to use some of the Ward 2 area rating capital fund to complete the work.

At the Town Hall, many in attendence voiced their discontent at the prospect of making these previously approved conversions. A summary of the debate can be found in a raise the hammer.

Hamilton Bikeshare (SoBi) Launch – Friday March 20th, 11:30am, Gore Park

Join Councillors, MPP’s SoBi Staff and fellow citizens at the official launch of the 3rd largest bikeshare system in Canada.

Date:     Friday March 20th, 2015

Time:     11:30am to 12:15pm.

“First Tracks” Art Project:

All those in attendence will ride their bikes on a poster paper which has orange and blue paint that will capture the “first official tracks” of the bikeshare program.

Ride to McMaster and McMaster Launch:

12:30pm – all those who wish, can ride, bus or carpool to McMaster University where there will be a ceremony at 1pm at the Student Centre courtyard. After the ceremony, a ride to Downtown will take place.

On Saturday March 21st there will also be a massive ride to distribute the bikes. Register here: http://www.hamiltonbikeshare.ca/sobi-hamilton-launch-ride/

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday and Saturday!