The City of Hamilton’s seniormost traffic, transportation, and transit staff are walking along the entirety of Main Street as they prepare the largest change to Hamilton’s Main Street since it was made a one-way urban highway in 1956.
On May 11, following multiple pedestrian deaths on both King Street and Main Street during the months of March and April, City Council voted 12-2 to direct staff to prepare a report to implement “immediate” safety measures and changes to both Main Street and King Street.
This afternoon, the City’s Director of Transportation Planning Brian Hollingworth, Acting Director of Transportation Operations and Maintenance Mike Field, and the Chief Road Official Edward Soldo led a group of City staff who were conducting in-person observations along Main Street during rush hour.
The group included the HSR’s manager of planning and strategy.
The City has not yet announced when the plan for immediate safety measures will return to City Council for final approval.