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Hamilton Economic Development

Downtown Transportation Master Plan

The Downtown Transportation Master Plan and the Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan represent an integrated land use and transportation planning exercise, which views Downtown Hamilton as an overall system as opposed to a number of separate components.

The transportation plan embodies many guiding principles, including the following selected key issues:

  • Support a mix of land uses and built form, and ensure development can be supported by the transportation system and by appropriate land use and parking controls;
  • Strengthen the links between the core and the harbour;
  • Provide short-term business-oriented parking, discourage long-term parking, and provide public parking in strategically located structures or lots;
  • Reduce the number of off-street surface parking lots and replace them with buildings, parkettes and landscaping;
  • Divert through-traffic around the Core and implement traffic-calming measures where appropriate;
  • Discourage through-traffic on local streets and in residential neighbourhoods;
  • Give priority to pedestrian safety over vehicles and create an attractive pedestrian environment.

Contact Information:
Steve Molloy
Project Manager, TMP Implemantation
Public Works Department
City of Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 x2975
Email: tplanning@hamilton.ca

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