Strathcona Transportation Management Plan

The City of Hamilton initiated the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process to assess the transportation needs for the Strathcona Neighbourhood.

The purpose of this study was to identify existing transportation issues and opportunities and to identify improvements to the transportation network.

The Strathcona Transportation Management Plan was completed in co-ordination with the Strathcona Secondary Plan.

Status: Completed

Classification: Master Plan

Map of the Strathcona TMP

 

Summary of TMP Recommendations

 

Project Description
Dundurn Street South (King Street West to Main Street West)  Preferred Alternative B1
Dundurn Street South, (King Street West to Main Street West)  Mid-block traffic signal consideration and related intersection changed at mid-block. 
Dundurn Street South at King Street West (south west corner)  Improvements at the CBS property and Loblaw Properties Ltd. changes, and further improvements for pedestrian and cyclist accessibility to Fortino’s Plaza.
Dundurn Street South, (King Street West to Main Street West)  Any commercial residential developments, commercial office developments, institutional developments and employment lands should have a Travel Demand Management (TDM) plan to accompany a Traffic Impact Study (TIS), if a TIS is required.
Dundurn Street South, (King Street West to Main Street West)  Consideration of implementation of Urban Braille on both sides of the street. 
Intersection of Dundurn Street and Main Street West.  Carry out the required study in order to accommodate/fine tune the configuration changes proposed within this study for this intersection 
Intersection of Dundurn and Main Street West – eastbound on Main.  Consolidate non-traffic signage at the intersection to reduce driver workload. Pursue discussions with MTO regarding use of pavement markings at the off ramps, and movement of signage prior to the end of eastbound and westbound Highway 403 on ramps. 
Kay Drage Park Pedestrian connection to Strathcona Neighbourhood  Feasibility study of a pedestrian/cycling bridge spanning CP rail line between Kay Drage Park and West; Discussions to continue with land owners south of Kay Drage to continue to explore trail connections
King Street West Preferred Alternative B 
King Street West – Pedestrian Activated Signal at Pearl Street Approved by Council 
Locke Street  Preferred Alternative A5 
Main Street West Improved sidewalk safety and reduced crossing width. Urban Braille possible. Potential for Improving landscaping including shade trees and benches, etc. Requires further approvals from MTO for the section west of Strathcona Street 
Main Street West  Potential lane reduction or rationalization on Main Street West between Highway 403 and Dundurn Street. Requires extensive study in association with MTO 
Main Street West Any commercial residential developments, commercial office developments, institutional developments and employment lands should have a Travel Demand Management (TDM) plan to accompany a Traffic Impact Study (TIS), if a TIS is required. 
Main Street West Pedestrian Activated Signal  Approved by Council 
Queen Street  Preferred Alternative A1 
York Boulevard between Queen Street and Dundurn Street North.  Remove one lane of traffic in each direction and repaint to allocate wider traffic lanes and continuous bike lanes in each direction. 
Nefarious activities on York Boulevard between Dundurn Street and the City of Burlington border.  Increased activity via change of land uses and economic development programming may aid in the area becoming less frequented for beneficial uses and thus also providing more eyes on the property and less opportunity for undesirable activities. 
York Boulevard Bus lay by at Waterfront Stairs entrance, south of McQuesten Bridge.  Consider implementation of lay by to be used by tour buses only. This shall be considered as part of the ongoing Burlington Heights Management Plan (the first of a number of projects stemming from the “Cootes to Escarpment Plan”). 
York Boulevard at intersection with Locke Street  Consideration should be given to increasing the size of the pedestrian refuge at this intersection to allow a better waiting area for slow moving pedestrians
York Boulevard - between Rolphs Gate and Queen Street N.  Provide AODA compliance features at all five midblock crossings 
  • Copies of notices are included in Appendices I and J of the Project File Report

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