The pedestrian plazas in front of Hunter GO Station were being used for transit security parking but have now been restored for use by people on foot and bikes.
By Kevin Love
Published April 28, 2017
People who are users of the Hunter Street GO Station may have noticed that the "Special Constable Transit Safety" automobiles are no longer being driven on the pedestrian plazas and stored there. This space has been given back to the people of Hamilton, and bicycle parking has been installed.
In 2016, the pedestrian plazas on both the East and the West side of the Hunter Street GO Station started to be used for automobile storage. At least one formal, written complaint was made to GO Transit about people being bullied and intimidated by car drivers on the pedestrian plaza. I know, because I made that complaint myself.
GO took action. Now, the "Special Constable Transit Safety" automobile storage is in the bus bays behind the station. The plazas have been restored for use by the people of Hamilton.
To make absolutely sure that automobiles can no longer be stored on the plazas, new bicycle racks were put in the same places for extra bike parking for all the people of Hamilton to use.
Now that's another small win for the people of Hamilton!
East pedestrian plaza. The area in the yellow stripes was used for automobile storage.
West pedestrian plaza. The area in the yellow stripes was used for automobile storage.
Automobile storage is now behind the station, in the bus bay area.
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