By RTH StaffPublished November 30, 2009
The dedicated folks at Transportation for Liveable Communities have mapped out the City's Shifting Gears bike route plan and entered all the bike routes into Google Maps:
Now if we can only get City Council to commit to entering the routes into Hamilton's streets!
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By jason (registered) | Posted December 01, 2009 at 07:42:38
You know what would be cool?
Develop a mapping system where people can enter their ideas for moving Hamilton forward and have the ability to add links to current examples in other cities.
The potential of this city is absolutely staggering. I know local residents have no shortages of great ideas, big and small, that would move us into a sustainable, vibrant city.
Just an idea....kudos to TLC for this map. I'm going to examine it later and try to get a grasp on the new bike plan.
Does anyone know if there are plans in place for bike boxes at intersections or coloured bike lanes like NYC and Portland have been installing??
By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted December 01, 2009 at 08:15:30
Kudos to TLC for creating this document!
Keeping the paths off Main and King seems wise in the short run. The more we can ease people into the idea of sharing the roads with bikes the better chance it has for success. Not to mention all the potential construction headaches along those roads when/if the LRT gets rolling.
Also I love that the Bay St. path goes past the proposed stadium site all the way to Bayfront Park. This is exactly what I'd like to see for a possible offshoot of the planned LRT B Line (maybe as a BRT between Bayfront and a Bay St B Line LRT station).
It's too bad that the Longwood Rd. overpass wouldn't be made wider to accommodate a bike lane, the 403 really cuts off any paths around Mac from the rest of the city. Especially since I imagine the university students there are more likely to use the paths.
Now for my own humble suggestions,
- Extend the Hunter St. path east to tie into the Wellington line, and west to tie into the Locke St line.
- Join the 2 Dundurn lines into a single path, or alternatively use New St. between Main and King.
Again kudos to the creators, the fact that you even have the estimated costs is brilliant.
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By ILTB (anonymous) | Posted December 02, 2009 at 18:46:34
They want a bike lane down the Claremont? I hope they hand out new brake pads at the top or put lots of soft bushes at the bottom, cuz that one could sting!
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