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Dundas cycling link fills gap between Cootes Drive and Hatt Street

Dundas cycling link fills gap between Cootes Drive and Hatt Street

Baldwin on-road cycling route will connect to new Cootes multi-use path Dundas cyclists William Oates and Michelle Chin at Cootes Drive and Dundas Street –…

Monday, Mar 07

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Baldwin on-road cycling route will connect to new Cootes multi-use path

Dundas cyclists William Oates and Michelle Chin at Cootes Drive and Dundas Street – where the existing Cootes Drive multi-use path ends. A planned project will extend that route west along Cootes Drive and down Baldwin Street to connect with the Hatt Stre

A consultant is developing preliminary design of on-street bike lanes and a separated multi-use path connecting Hatt Street bike lanes to the existing Cootes Drive multi-use path, along Baldwin Street and Cootes Drive to Dundas Street.

City of Hamilton active transportation project manager Danny Pimentel said the consultant is working on five multi-use path projects across the city. They hope preliminary designs are completed within two to four months so some of the projects can be implemented this year.

Dundas resident and Hamilton Cycling Committee member William Oates said he rides Baldwin and Cootes regularly and the plan provides direction to a safe route for cyclists from Dundas Street, where the existing separated path alongside Cootes Drive ends.

“At Dundas and Cootes, it’s not clear where to go,” Oates said. “You’re on the trail, all of a sudden you’re on the sidewalk.”

Road markings will direct cyclists across Dundas Street where the new multi-use path will continue to Baldwin Street.Dundas resident and cyclist Michelle Chin said it’s difficult when a cycling route suddenly stops, and users must become a pedestrian until they find a route.Cycling committee chair Chris Ritsma called the area at Cootes and […]

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