What is this programme about?
What are the benefits of this programme?
- Supports more people living in our city
- More easy, safe and affordable ways to get around
- A better functioning transport network
- Less need for additional road capacity
- Is good for our economy
- Actively responds to the challenges of climate change
How will this programme be developed?
A business case process is being used to develop a prioritised programme of projects and actions. Councillors, partners, stakeholders and the community will be involved throughout the development of the programme.
PROGRESS TO DATE: We have drawn on previous community engagement, surveys and data sources, and local and international best practice to develop a long list of ideas. We then analysed these ideas to create a short list of four themes or focus areas for people to consider, weigh up and give us feedback on. You can now have your say on these themes!Next steps
LATE 2020 – DEVELOPING A PREFERRED PROGRAMME: We will review the feedback received and identify a preferred programme. This is likely to be a combination of ideas from all four themes.
Understanding the bigger picture
EARLY 2021 – PRIORITISED PROGRAMME: We will confirm the programme of actions which will likely include a range of projects and initiatives such as infrastructure, education, policy, regulations and end-of-trip facilities.
We expect some actions will be implemented quickly, while others may be more complex requiring further study or investigations.
We have done a lot of work already in the biking and micro-mobility space and there are a number of government policy statements that we are working towards aligning with.
Hamilton's made some great progress such as the Hamilton Western Rail Trail, but there is plenty more we would like to do to make biking and micro-mobility more attractive for getting around our city.
We have some ambitious targets that will require a number of approaches and interventions to achieve. The focus on biking and micro-mobility as alternative transport modes is just one of those approaches.
Questions or comments?
Fast facts about biking and micro-mobility in Hamilton