Transportation

Cannon Street Warning to Pedestrians

By Jason Leach
Published November 12, 2009

New traffic sign at Cannon Street downtown:

Update: you can see more of artist Paul Sousa's signs here:

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By MattM (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 02:42:44

Haha.

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By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 02:48:02

Jason: Did the city post this sign?

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By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 08:23:34

Haha, that's hilarious. I love the line about suggesting you should "secure your babies".

Where on Cannon is that?

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By TreyS (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 09:26:44

My fav is ".... we don't recommend walking side-by-side"

too funny.... but sadly it's true

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By highwater (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 09:34:54

Very funny. Wonder if it's the same folks who put up the Demolition Park sign on King William.

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By shaddupsevenup (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 09:40:37

I walk by it every day. It's on the street light in front of Mixed Media at James and Cannon.

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By A Idiot (anonymous) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 10:47:47

I sure hope the tax payers didn't pay for this!

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By powershot (anonymous) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 12:17:52

white balance fail!

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted November 13, 2009 at 12:37:56

LET'S KEEP HAMILTON ROLLING!

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By Really? (registered) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 16:37:35

WIN! hahahaha

Best Line: "Lets Keep Hamilton ROLLING" HAHAHA

Whoever did this is hillarious!

Poor Poor Wanna-Be Asiantown :(

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By Dave Kuruc (anonymous) | Posted November 13, 2009 at 19:32:11


Credit local resident Paul Sousa with this sign - don't worry folks lots more where that came from!

I love that folks are going to start using KEEP HAMILTON ROLLING! make it part of your sig!

LOL

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By Paul S (anonymous) | Posted November 14, 2009 at 15:07:47

Here is a link to some other signs I have created:

www.wrecovery.com/hamiltonsigns/

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By Brioski8 (registered) | Posted November 16, 2009 at 09:10:55

Might I suggst a few signs that could be placed up on Upper Wentworth, or Upper James, or Stone Church and Mohawk:

"Due to heavy traffic and congestion on these inefficient Two-Way streets, please join the efforts to convert the following streets to alternating East-West, North-South One-way Boulevards. Stone Church Eastbound, Mohawk Westbound, Upper Wentworth Northbound, Upper James Southbound. Scientific studies show that one way boulevards are more efficient at moving traffic. Therefore it will be positive for everyone that lives near these streets. Everybody has enjoyed this one way configuration in downtown Hamilton for 50 years now, we think all of Hamilton should benefit from increased traffic flow."

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By rrrandy (registered) - website | Posted November 16, 2009 at 12:39:20

good bit of satire! well done!

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By Really? (registered) | Posted November 17, 2009 at 13:08:17

Brioski8 >>

I suggest you Type that Up and send it into The Spec as an Op-Ed. If the Spec wants to stir things up, pissing the Mountaineers off sure would help.

Or since we know Spec reporters read this Site for information, maybe they can stir up their own article?

!Imagine the Sales!

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By Really? (registered) | Posted November 17, 2009 at 13:20:13

Has any Businesses/Business People within the James North area, near Cannon, had any discussions with the small Asian Village around here?

Maybe starting up a new BIA?

I noticed a newer-Build on Cannon with an Asian Video Store & Cafe, looks really good.

Imagine if they had a nice, slow-paced two-way street infront of them? People wouldn't fear walking along Cannon, and could hear conversation. This would no doubt bring more people to this mini village and help it emerge as something significant!

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By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted November 22, 2009 at 20:43:42

Overheard this conversation between a mother and child on York Blvd at MacNab N this saturday... "Be careful son, we're not at home, there is a lot of traffic here." Just as she says this a pick-up truck flies by doing no less than 80 km/h. Here is my take on one way streets from what I have heard from numerous outsiders and people in the suburbs. It may be anecdotal, but when you hear the same comments year after year, you start to think there is something to it. People from out of town (Burlington and GTA) hate our one way streets because they think it is hard to get around. That is what they say anyway. Either these people are just haters or they just can't drive, since a one way street system in a grid like pattern actually makes it easier to navigate. These people miss the point entirely. The irony is that these people are actually fearful of the poverty and urban blight of our downtown and although they point to the one way streets as the cause of their dislike, it is the one way streets that have helped facilitate this decay.

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