What is #WalkTheDelta?

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#WalkTheDelta is a project designed to get feedback from the people that use the sidewalks in the Delta regarding what obstacles there are to walking in, around and through the Delta.

We want to hear what you! What do you want to change?  What would you add. What makes you decide not to walk? Why do you walk when you do? What is missing? …..

So, write on our posters. Post on Twitter using #WalkTheDelta. We want to hear from you!

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6 thoughts on “What is #WalkTheDelta?

  1. Learned about this initiative and blog from the article in today’s Speculator. My wife and I will soon be moving into a house just north of the Delta, so we’re even more interested in this than we normally would be. Have you considered occasional signposts that would be unique to the Delta neighbourhood, while pointing out directions and distances to other local areas of interest, e.g., “Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market >> 1 km,” etc.? Preferably large enough to be visible to drivers as well as pedestrians?

    • At this point were just looking for ideas from the community. I think it’s a great idea, though. My guess is that it would be easier to get permissions for a smaller sign that would cater to pedestrians, but either way it would be an interesting project. Have you seen murmer into Toronto?

  2. Hi guys, I read the story about your plans for the delta in the spec this morning. One on the ideas that it mentioned was putting up a sign that said prompted drivers to the fact they they were entering “the delta” in order to get them thinking about their surroundings rather than just their destination.

    I love it, cool idea and cool way to bring some unique character to the city.

    Thanks for reading
    Jeff

  3. Hi there,
    I have lived in the Delta for 11 years and I think in order to make the Delta more walkable you need to slow the traffic down, make them aware that this is a neighborhood not a race track. I don’t know how you do this, more stop signs, traffic lights, signage saying Welcome to the Delta, more bike paths on roads. You take your life in your hands when you try to cross King or Main St anywhere in the Delta. We have seen multiple accidents with cars into houses in the King and Kenilworth area, also seen a person killed at Gage. There should also be a limit to “large truck traffic” in the city. Other municipalites prohibit trucks on certain routes, why can’t Hamilton do that??? The walk signals on the lights at Graham Ave S and King haven’t worked in years, permanently says don’t walk, great for school kids crossing the road without a crossing guard. I think this is a very worthy project and willl be very interested to see the outcome.

  4. The delta is there because it has to be – that’s how the roads were designed. It’s definitely interesting because it isn’t your standard crossed intersection. Yes, right now it’s about the traffic, and sure it would benefit from being more pedestrian friendly, but the bigger question is what’s going to make people want to walk the area? It’s a crosspoint of 2 major roads. I think it’s a good spot for some more business to pop up. Good businesses – not convenience stores and beer stores. The empty park seems like a waste of space. It’s next to the huge Gage Park. That little park back on to the shipping area of the No Frills – not so appealing. It would be nice to have something draw attention away from that side. It would be cool to see some nice coffee shops, or a small book store – something you’d want to go explore maybe after taking a stroll in the park.
    Though about the area is good – it’s the first start of some care that’s needed to many east-end neighborhoods.

  5. I think it’s great that some attention is being given to the Delta neighbourhood.

    When I am out for walks, I hate to cross the King/Main junction where the road splits. It’s dangerous. The small island for pedestrians is very scary to stand on if the signal changes suddenly. Vehicles drive too fast through there (and I love driving and am a good one!).

    Neighbourhoods keep changing demographics, and the older members of the population need to feel safe – better lighting at night, sidewalks kept in good repair etc.

    I agree with all comments made by others.

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