Breaking: Councillors Approve Downtown Transportation Plan Five Year Review

By RTH Staff
Published August 07, 2008

After council rejected it in July, the special Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting this morning approved the Downtown Transportation Master Plan's Five Year Review. (The Review still needs to pass full Council this afternoon.)

Council voted to defer the Review at its July meeting after several councillors expressed opposition to the proposed two-way conversions that are part of the Master Plan.

Several councillors were absent for that meeting.

One change with today's vote is a request for a staff report on how the James and John St. conversions are working out.


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By jason (registered) | Posted August 07, 2008 at 17:37:11

thank goodness!! This package is great for downtown (precisely why the councillors from the burbs tried to kill it). Farmers Market reno, York two-way (necessary for the street stall portion of the market reno), other two-way conversions on minor streets, pedestrianization of Gore Park etc....

Good job by the majority of council making the right choice.

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By ProudWard8er (registered) | Posted August 07, 2008 at 20:45:19

Hamilton City Council is as predicable as…well Hamilton City Council. Nothing shows a more serious failure in leadership then continuously voting motions down then approving them, forgetting what they are voting on, and, best of all, letting councillors dictate what goes on in wards they do not represent. It once stunned me that only 35% of Hamiltonians showed up to vote on Election Day. Now I am confused as to why that many people take time to vote at all.

It is great that they are getting things done, but it should definately not be this difficult.

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