Unprecedented, challenging, scary - these are a few of the words used to describe the consequences of the novel coronavirus known as the COVID-19. While the virus is defining what we can do, the residents of Ward 1 are taking hold of how we can do things for each other.
I am grateful to the residents who keep an eye on their isolated neighbours, the residents who continue to gather food, clothing and other necessities for those in need and for a level of kindness and care which is a trademark of the place we call home. Let us gather our resolve to follow the public health restrictions that have been set out for us so that we can keep our families and community safe. One day we will gather together on our streets, in our parks and in our parlours and remember the many lights that guided us through this historic time.
THIS EDITION OF THE WARD 1 NEWSLETTER INCLUDES:
- Hamilton in LOCKDOWN (Control) stage
- Upstream thinking and affordable housing
- Living Advent calendar walks
- Westdale South road work update
- Support local business
- Ward 1 office closed until January 4, 2021
Aberdeen Road Diet Information Session held September 2, 2020
Traffic Operations staff Q&A with Ward 1 residents.
Recap and additional documentation
Aberdeen is not a safe street. In fact, it is almost 5 times as dangerous as the industry threshold for an ‘area of concern’. Changes were required and requested by residents over the years.
All of the changes, including the final phase about to be made, are designed to make the street safer for all who use it every day.
The input of residents, the expertise of our traffic engineers, Council approved program and policies, and the review of similar roads in Hamilton were part of the planning process.
I’m confident these changes will ensure the road is made safer for all residents, particularly for the hundreds of children who use Aberdeen every day to and from school.
Please review this update and contact me if you have questions or feedback you wish to share.