Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Motions in Motion

The following is a motion respecting a Comprehensive Plan to Improve Road Safety, which Councillor Green put forward as a Notice of Motion at yesterday’s (January 19) GIC meeting. It will be added as Item 6.1 to the GIC agenda on Friday, January 22, 2016.


General Issues Committee (Budget) Date: January 22, 2016
MOVED BY COUNCILLOR M. GREEN............................................
SECONDED BY MAYOR / COUNCILLOR ........................................

Comprehensive Plan to Improve Road Safety

That the Director of Transportation Services be directed, in consultation with other City Departments, as appropriate, to report to the Public Works Committee in coordination with the Transportation Master Plan, with a comprehensive plan to improve road safety to include, but not be limited to, the following:

(i) A review of best practice from comparable jurisdictions including Vision Zero;
(ii) A review of existing City policies, strategies and guidelines that respecting road safety;
(iii) An enhanced analysis of city-wide traffic collision data;
(iv) Specific recommendations to improve road safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists, over the short term, medium and long terms;
(v) An implementation plan and funding strategy, as appropriate;
(vi) A regular reporting mechanism and track progress;
(vii) Continued consultation with the Hamilton Cycling Committee, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Public Health, Hamilton Police Services, Cycle Hamilton and the Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities; and,
(viii) The creation of a Road Safety Task Force to be led by the Transportation Services Division.

1 comment:

  1. excellent. a driver was clocked this week going 140 k/phr on a residential hamilton street. since a decent percentage of car drivers in hamilton refuse to respect life and act like the sociopaths they are,we need to redesign and rebuild and modify the road system to make it physically impossible to drive so recklessly. this is a good start.


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