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Council votes to convert Main Street to 2-way traffic

The demonstration comes as the city has seen 11 pedestrians killed in vehicle-related incidents this year

👤 Srimathi Sridharan14 May 2022 1:15 PM GMT
Council votes to convert Main Street to 2-way traffic
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Ottawa: Hamilton city council approved a motion Wednesday that will convert Main Street – the location of several recent pedestrian injuries and deaths – to two-way traffic.

Despite opposition from councillors Lloyd Ferguson (Ancaster) and Maria Pearson (Ward 10, lower Stoney Creek), the motion from Coun. Maureen Wilson (Ward 1, west lower city) and Nrinder Nann (Ward 3) passed easily following impassioned pleas from several councillors who said the change would save lives and honour those who have been killed.

The demonstration comes as the city has seen 11 pedestrians killed in vehicle-related incidents this year.