Here are highlights of the road traveled in the last few years on the way to Complete Streets for Hamilton.
- TMP consultation launches
- Online survey
- Key dates
- Love your streets guide and petition released
- Bike Share launches
- Hamilton 10-year transit strategy adopted
- Next bus info
- Bike Share approved by Council with funding from Metrolinx
- Cannon Street separated bike lane installed
- Love your Streets event organized by the Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network
- Cleaner Air Hamilton’s Upwind Downwind conference, with a panel on implementing Complete Streets, February 24, 2014
- The City of Hamilton soft-launched a web-app and mobile app TRAVELwise to help pedestrians, cyclists and transit users
- The first Ambitious City event was hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce with Hamilton native keynote speaker, Jennifer Keesmaat. In her 8 principles of City Building, Keesmaat asserted “Places and streets are designed for people,” and “People need to have choices of how to get around. Cycling, walking, driving, and public transit are very important.”
- Hamilton City Council unanimously voted to send the SPRC’s draft Complete Streets Policy for Hamilton to staff for review
- Hamilton City Council unanimously adopted the Pedestrian Mobility Plan
- Hamilton received a WALK Friendly Community silver designation, one of the first in Ontario
- Council unanimously voted for design of a two-way separated bike lane on Cannon Street; result of successful Yes We Cannon campaign
- Five-year pilot project called the North End Traffic Management Plan was implemented. The speed limit has been lowered to 30 km/h in an area bounded by the CN tracks and the bayfront, and west from Wellington Street.
- Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, hosted the day-long Sustainable Mobility Workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities, a leading Canadian not for profit devoted to creating healthy and vibrant communities.
- Council unanimously adopted Rapid Ready: Expanding Mobility Choices in Hamilton. This report includes business case for LRT east-west corridor on Main and King and includes Complete Streets as a strategy to increase transit ridership
- Transportation Summit 2012: Exploring Complete Streets (Organized by Hamilton Public Works)