Hamilton councillor calls for action on one-way street conversions
Councillor Brian McHattie will try and light a fire under city council next week to help get rid of the downtown Hamilton's one-way streets.
The Ward 1 councillor will introduce a motion at city council that calls for a team to be established to plan and implement conversions of one-way streets to two-way in wards 1 and 2.
“There appears to be a strong convergence of public opinion in Hamilton in favour of one-way street conversion to benefit adjacent retail businesses, slow traffic, improve pedestrian movements, and generally increase liveability in neighbourhoods,” McHattie's motion says.
More than 100 one-way streets remain in Hamilton, the majority downtown.
McHattie wants the implementation to include public consultation and input from community associations.
McHatttie suggests the first project could be the conversion of Cannon and Queen streets.
The motion will be heard by the General Issues committee on Thursday.