Local residents are petitioning the City of Hamilton to request a pedestrian-activated stoplight at the corner of Kent and Aberdeen Streets.


Statement by Laura Parker

A safe pedestrian crossing at Kent and Aberdeen is a must given the number of children who take this route everyday to get to Ryerson Middle School.

As a frequent pedestrian and cyclist in the Kirkendall neighbourhood it is easy to get the impression that cars come first, especially along Aberdeen. Adding a safe crossing at Kent and Aberdeen would send the message that pedestrians are important too, and would help make Kirkendall more liveable.

Forcing pedestrians to go significantly out of their way to cross a busy street that they would rather not be on is not a reasonable solution. Moving cars quickly through a residential neighbourood should not be our top priority.

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