Complete Streets Report for Ward 14

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The City of Hamilton is working to create a Complete Streets Report to help improve road safety throughout neighbourhoods in Ward 14. The study area includes all 11 neighbourhoods of Ward 14.

In response to concerns from residents of Ward 14 and in an effort to further the progress being made through Hamilton’s Strategic Road Safety Program and Vision Zero Action Plan, the City of Hamilton has engaged CIMA+ to create a report that will identify Complete Streets recommendations for Ward 14. The recommendations will look to tackle the key elements of concerns previously raised, including but not limited to:

  • High Speeds: reduction of traffic speeds in residential areas through the use of traffic calming measures.
  • Driver Behaviour: known locations of poor driver compliance and aggressive driving will be assessed, to identify preventative design solutions.
  • Safety: collision prone locations will be assessed to identify likely causes and opportunities for safety improvements. Roads are not just for cars; the study will also focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Mobility: locations of known connectivity issues for all modes (cars, pedestrians, and bikes) will be assessed to identify gaps in the network and identify access and mobility improvements.

This project is specifically focused on improving safety and operations along residential and collector streets in Ward 14 only – arterial roads will not be a part of this project since they are already under consideration as part of the ongoing Complete Livable Better Streets Design Manual Project.

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear your thoughts on:

  • Known problems of the existing roads
  • Do the existing roads suit all your needs: both in travel by car and on foot/by bike?
  • How would you like to see your neighbourhood roads changed?

The City of Hamilton is working to create a Complete Streets Report to help improve road safety throughout neighbourhoods in Ward 14. The study area includes all 11 neighbourhoods of Ward 14.

In response to concerns from residents of Ward 14 and in an effort to further the progress being made through Hamilton’s Strategic Road Safety Program and Vision Zero Action Plan, the City of Hamilton has engaged CIMA+ to create a report that will identify Complete Streets recommendations for Ward 14. The recommendations will look to tackle the key elements of concerns previously raised, including but not limited to:

  • High Speeds: reduction of traffic speeds in residential areas through the use of traffic calming measures.
  • Driver Behaviour: known locations of poor driver compliance and aggressive driving will be assessed, to identify preventative design solutions.
  • Safety: collision prone locations will be assessed to identify likely causes and opportunities for safety improvements. Roads are not just for cars; the study will also focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Mobility: locations of known connectivity issues for all modes (cars, pedestrians, and bikes) will be assessed to identify gaps in the network and identify access and mobility improvements.

This project is specifically focused on improving safety and operations along residential and collector streets in Ward 14 only – arterial roads will not be a part of this project since they are already under consideration as part of the ongoing Complete Livable Better Streets Design Manual Project.

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear your thoughts on:

  • Known problems of the existing roads
  • Do the existing roads suit all your needs: both in travel by car and on foot/by bike?
  • How would you like to see your neighbourhood roads changed?

Do you have a question about this project?

All answers will be posted to this website in a timely fashion.

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    I live on price ave. I run, bike and walk w my kids here. My two concerns are parking. Many residents on 27 st., between price and Leslie are parking on the road instead of their driveways. Please make people pay for parking if they’re going to park on the road 24/7. Many of us have great driveways. They seem to park there so others can park in front of their house. Not only is it annoying, but hard for driving in the winter. Also, on 27 around chedoke school, people are parking where not suppose to. Either make the no parking signs bigger so people can read it (which I know they can) or fine the heck out of them. Because no one tells them otherwise, they’ll still park there.

    emily asked 6 months ago

    Thanks for your interest in this study and your comments regarding parking. The comments have been documented and will be reviewed. This study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public. 

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    The analysis to date seems to overlook the work already done through the Transportation Master Plan Cycling Plan and Mountainbrow Trail Initiative. These previous studies already identify important cycling and trail routes. Can you please include them in planned infrastructure mapping, examine timelines and make recommendations for these planned routes? In particular, a multi-use trail through the hydro corridor and Olympic Park and paralleling Scenic Drive are sorely needed. A footpath currently is worn into the grass boulevard along Scenic but this is not accessible and turns to mud in less than sunny weather. These studies have been approved by Council; including them in this study will help bring them closer to implementation.

    NormaV asked 10 months ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response.

    Hamilton’s Cycling Master Plan and Mountain Brow Trail Initiative were reviewed and the final recommendations will indicate whether a pedestrian or cycling facility we have suggested at a location is also planned to be installed in either Hamilton’s Cycling Master Plan or Mountain Brow Trail Initiative.

    Additionally, recommendations to provide pedestrian and cycling facilities, along those locations on Scenic Drive, are being reviewed by this study and the final recommendations will be detailed in the study report. 

    This study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    I am extremely concerned regarding sidewalk replacement in this Ward. New sidewalks; example, Upper Horning, Adis Ave etc., have the walking portion of the sidewalk slanted where ever there is a driveway. This is extremely discomforting for pedestrians with ankle or knee issues. We do not need to accommodate automobiles so they don't need to slow down on entering their driveway. Let's build our sidewalks as we used to with pedestrians in mind, flat and level surfaces. This will aid all people with knee or ankle problems while also helping mothers with strollers wheelchair users etc.. It's time our new sidewalks looked back to the past and accommodate people, not cars.

    Kurt Arndt asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. Your comments have been passed onto the City for further review. 

    This study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    When installing speed humps, please don’t waste money installing the plastic ones. Every winter, the plows break them and it’s just a waste of money. Rather spend the extra money and install the paved raised humps.

    HamiltonCitizen asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. Your comments have been passed onto the City for further review. 

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public

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    During winter months, the biggest issues faced by residents (a lot of them being seniors): a. Snow removal should be done in all streets at the same time. Inner streets are left uncleaned for 24-48hrs. Same, if not more taxes are collected from the homes here and we expect everyone to be treated the same. b. A better solution needs to be found to help residents from having cleaned snow being pushed to cover the exits of our driveways. On heavy snow days, it makes it really hard with packed snowed being pushed to block the driver ways. c. Sidewalks/bus stops are not cleaned in a timely manner and residents often have to walk on the roads, creating dangerous conditions for the pedestrian and driver. Again, same taxes are being paid but services are not rendered at the same time, creating dangerous conditions.

    HamiltonCitizen asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response.

    The details and conduct of winter maintenance is not included in the scope of this study, however it is our understanding that it is typically carried out based on Ontario’s Minimum Maintenance Standards. View more information Snow Clearing | City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    All intersections with signals should have a timer crossing signal (some already have them). This way, drivers have the extra tool (if used properly) to help them decide if they have sufficient time before passing and if not, could slow down to stop at the lights.

    HamiltonCitizen asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. 

    The study is aware of some intersections within Ward 14 that are missing pedestrian countdown timers. Recommendations have been provided in this study to install pedestrian countdown timers at these locations.

    A summary of the preliminary recommendations, and further information, can be found on this study website.

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    Are builders held responsible to the damage they cause to the roads/sidewalks (wear and tear due to use of heavy machinery) during construction? 1) Builders should be responsible for repaving the roads back to new conditions. a. With the condo and townhouses being built around Redfern Ave/Chedmac Dr/Rice Ave/Sanatorium Rd, all recently paved roads have been damaged due to development b. Builders should be held responsible to repave the roads as they are raking in enough money

    HamiltonCitizen asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your comments and apologies for the delay in response. 

    As these relate to construction impacts due to developments, the comments have been passed onto the City for further review. 

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    Why can’t a sidewalk be created from the second Lavender Dr entrance into Scenic Woods along Scenic for safety reasons. It should also continue all around the top of the mountain . It is unsafe to have so many people walking along this road.

    Theresa M asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. 

    The study is aware of the concerns with the lack of sidewalks at these locations and is recommending that sidewalks be provided along Scenic Drive. Further information, including a summary of the preliminary recommendations can be found on this website.

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    How were residents of Ward 14 told about this project & their opportunity to provide input?

    Steele asked about 1 year ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. 

    The approach was to first send the commencement notification through a mail out to a sample size audience spread evenly across the ward, and supplement it with outreach using Councillor Newsletter contact lists and contact information of those residents that had. We received the emails of residents who have requested to be on the Ward 14 mailing list. We also shared the study links and information through Engage Hamilton and through the City’s social media accounts. 

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public.

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    Is the success rate of any applied/existing traffic calming measures, measured? The measures already on Darlington Drive have completely failed. There is no compliance, in particular to the 40kph limits.

    Carole asked about 1 year ago

    Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in response. 

    In accordance with the City’s Traffic Calming Policy, City staff can determine the benefits of the traffic calming strategy by phasing in improvements over a period, using temporary or removable markings/items. This allows time to examine the impact of the measures and their effectiveness before committing funding to permanent treatments. 

    The study is now coming to its completion, and you will be contacted once the report is finalized and available to the public. 

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