SPRC’s new data on pedestrian safety helps push councillors to support Pedestrian Mobility Plan

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By Sara Mayo

Yesterday, Councillors were presented a new Pedestrian Mobility Plan by staff which if adopted by Council would lead to changes to our streets that increase safety for pedestrians and improve walkability in neighbourhoods across Hamilton.

We published a detailed summary of the Pedestrian Mobility Plan earlier this week, and how it relates to our work to promote a Complete Streets policy that would have important health, social, and economic benefits for Hamilton.

At the General Issues Committee, we gave Councillors a preview of data for a report about Complete Streets in Hamilton we’re preparing. The deputation that was presented to Councillors with the data is embedded below. To view the presentation with speaking notes that explain the slides in more detail, click here.

Hamilton’s Streets are Incomplete by Social Planning and Research Council in Hamilton

Media coverage of this deputation:

Hamilton is one of the most dangerous cities in Ontario for pedestrians – Hamilton Spectator

Pedestrians at Risk – CHCH TV

City pledges safer streets for Hamilton pedestrians – CBC Hamilton

Hamilton roads second most dangerous for pedestrians in Ont. – CBC Hamilton

Councillors adopted the Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan at the General Issues Committee. Due to time constraints at that meeting, Councillors saved their questions and a fuller debate about this plan for the November 13 Council meeting. We look forward to hearing Councillors’ comments on this important issue affecting all street users across our city.

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