//Urbanization of Rural Cross-Section Roads

Urbanization of Rural Cross-Section Roads

Urbanization of Rural Cross-Section Roads WHEREAS,

there are rudimentary safety issues on the road networks within the urban boundary; WHEREAS, an urbanist approach to planning safer streets in our communities has gained support amongst City of Hamilton Councillors, staff and citizens alike; WHEREAS, there has been a great deal of community engagement and encouragement regarding initiatives that push for many enhancements in the name of safety on our streets; WHEREAS, there are many neighbourhoods that have rural cross-section roads with no sidewalks within the urban boundary; WHEREAS, residents are trying to walk to their churches and schools in these neighbourhoods safely; WHEREAS, the city has a responsibility to prioritize fundamental safety in neighbourhoods over enhancements in other areas that are already adequately urbanized; WHEREAS, crossing guards are not assigned in neighbourhoods that have no sidewalks,


(a) That staff be directed to report to the Public Works Committee with a Capital Plan to urbanize rural cross-section roads in the next 5 years; and, (b) That staff develop a strategy for ensuring safety in neighbourhoods not yet urbanized.

By | 2017-04-13T10:55:45+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Motions|Comments Off on Urbanization of Rural Cross-Section Roads

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Terry Whitehead is the City Councillor for the West Hamilton Mountain Ward 8. He has represented the residents of Ward 8 since 2003

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