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Sterling Street Safey Improvements


The City of Hamilton has developed a Complete Streets Design Manual, which was endorsed by City Council in July 2022. Complete Streets are defined as roadways that are planned and designed to balance the needs of all road users. Complete Streets aims to allow people to get around safely regardless of age, ability or how they choose to move.

With the upcoming capital project on Sterling Street, there are opportunities to incorporate various Complete Street elements, which include:

  • addition of buffers and barriers (pre-cast curbs and flexposts) between the motor vehicle lanes and the bicycle lanes
  • motor vehicle lane narrowing
  • improved pedestrian connections and crossings
  • Sterling Street and Dalwood Crescent raised intersection
  • reduced radii at intersecting streets, where possible
  • removal of on-street parking

 Examples of Planned Improvement

E.g. Bicycle lane with precast curbs and flexposts; Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton

Corner Radii: Narrowing corner radii reduce vehicle turning speeds as well
as pedestrian crossing distances. Minimizing the size of a corner radius is
critical to creating safe and compact intersections

Raised Intersection: The intersection is designed to promote slow speed
operations and to minimize pedestrian crossing distances.

Upcoming Online Information Meeting

The Ward 1 Councillor, in consultation with City of Hamilton staff, have arranged a public information centre to present the planned design and associated roadway and vulnerable road user improvements.


Review Materials

Visit Ward 1 Councillor Wilson’s website or for additional information, including a copy of the presentation.

Join the Virtual PIC

A live virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The project team will provide an overview of the project's planned design and be available to answer questions. The event will be held using Zoom, where individuals can participate online or by phone.

Pre-registration is required

If you have any questions, please contact City Transportation Planning staff responsible for Active Transportation ([email protected] or 905.546.2424 x 4581).