Latest News on the Project:
On April 11th, 2011 at the Dundas Town Hall, the Dundas Walkability Committee had their first meeting. There was some great discussion about the next steps for the commitee, and it was decided that they will adopt the 'Complete Streets' approach for solving the current walkability issues in Dundas. The group will work towards creating a complete street model for a current problem area, and advocate for a 'Complete Streets' policy in Hamilton.
On March 16th, 2011 a public meeting was held at the Amica Retirement Residence. The meeting was a success and had a good turnout, with very enthusiastic attendees who provided passionate feedback and concerns. The goals of this meeting were to prioritze the walkability concerns highlighted in the 'Dundas Eco-Motion Project Report', and to organize a select group of Dundasians who will create a Walkability Committee. The top three concerns which were voted for at the meeting were: the intersection at Ogilvie and Governor's near the Metro, design/repair/construction of better sidewwalks, and better bus service.
On March 2nd, 2011 the 'Dundas Eco-Motion Project Report' was released to the public. The document summarizes the concerns gathered by the Dundas Eco-Motion Project during the summer of 2010. In the document, readers are provided with an overview of the project's purpose, goals, and achievements, in addition to an in-depth review of community comments, concerns, and overall project findings. Our hope is that the document will facilitate the establishment of a community walkability group made up of and ultimately run by Dundasians. We are planning to hold the first meeting of this community group on the evening of March 16th. Please feel free to share your comments on the report, and send any comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 905-549-0900. To view the report in PDF format, please follow this link:
On December 2nd, 2010 a Town Hall meeting was held in Dundas to present an overview of the outcomes of the Summer 2010 Dundas EcoMotion Project. The meeting provided a good opportunity for community members to discuss potential next steps. It was agreed that there was a need for interested residents to be able to have the opportunity to closely review the public feedback provided to the project. From there, residents plan to prioritize concerns and organize to meet ward Councillor Russ Powers in early 2011.
You can fill out walkability assessments so that we can be aware any walkability concerns in your neighbourhood. Download the Word (.doc) version and email it back to us as an attachment, or print off a hard copy (.pdf) and mail it to us or drop it off. All responses and feedback are much appreciated. If you do not have time to fill out an assessment, you can email any concerns to email@example.com. To view the survey we used during our summer EcoMotion Walkabouts, please open the following document in either the Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) form:
Post Your Walkability Concerns In Hamilton - CommunityWalk Complete The Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan Survey - Survey Monkey Walkable Hamilton - Walkable Hamilton Check How Walkable Your Street Is - Walk Score Rate Your Streets - Rate My Street National Complete Streets Coalition - Complete Streets Open Streets Hamilton - Open Streets Hamilton Transportation for Liveable Communities - TLC
The Dundas Eco-Motion Project hosts a number of different events to get people out, about, and thinking about sustainable/active transportation:
Dundas Eco- Motion Meeting - Wednesday, April 27th from 7-9pm - Dundas Town Hall (60 Main Street) Dundas Walkability Committee Meeting - Monday, April 11th from 7-9pm - Dundas Town Hall (60 Main Street) Dundas Eco-Motion Public Meeting - Wednesday, March 16th from 7-9pm - Amica Retirement Residence (50 Hatt Street) Dundas Valley Trail Hike (led by Richard Reble) - Sunday, February 27th @ 1pm - Meet in front of East Side Mario's (119 Osler Drive)
Summer 2010 Events:
Walkabout - Saturday, July 31st @ 2pm - Meet at Dundas Library (18 Ogilvie St)