Comment on Hamilton Cycling Master Plan

By Ryan McGreal
Published November 19, 2008

Nearly a decade after publishing Shifting Gears (PDF), the city's original Cycling Master Plan, Hamilton has undertaken to update the plan and make some real strides in moving the cycling agenda forward.

Daryl Bender, the city's Project Manager for Alternative Transportation, has issued a call to Hamilton residents to come out to a series of public information sessions and submit comments on the city's plan.

The Shifting Gears website includes a series of information panels on the goals, criteria, process, timeline, methodology, implementation history, maps of existing and planned cycling infrastructure, and options.

The first two meetings were held on November 11 and 18. The last two meetings will be:

Tuesday, November 25

Thursday, November 27

If you can't attend either session, you can still see the presentation on the website and print off a comment sheet to fill out and send back to the city.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By mad rad (anonymous) | Posted November 19, 2008 at 16:16:44

Nice to see the city finally set the wheels in motion for Shifting Gears. Daryl Bender has done a great job getting this stuff on the agenda - it's nice to see one of the "good guys" on the inside where he can actually get something done.

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By Slug (anonymous) | Posted November 19, 2008 at 21:15:37

Hear hear. Hamilton has done more for cycling in the last year than the previous ten years combined.

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