The Canada Games Centre hours vary, please visit the CGC page for more information.
I frequently cycle in Downtown. How will this impact cycling?
The speed limit changes being considered should help make the roads safer for all users, including cyclists.
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Why is the median and traffic circle designed the way it is?
The median and traffic circle was designed with consideration for winter maintenance and emergency response which dictates the placement of the traffic calming curbs. It was readily anticipated that some road users may be still inclined to make eastbound U-turns at the end of the median rather than completely use the traffic circle at Wilson Drive and Thompson Road . This was expected and could not be fully mitigated without completely eliminating the westbound left turning movement, by placement of traffic calming curbs at property accesses, or by creation of a formal roundabout at Wilson Road and Thompson Road intersection while accomodating winter maintenance and emergency response needs.
From a road safety perspective, U-turns at a lower speed roadway/intersection (Thompson Road & Wilson Road) are generally less conducive towards sustaining a serious injury or fatalities for road users than the unsafe and illegal southbound U-turns and southbound extended left turns at Hamilton Boulevard & Thompson Road intersection.
How do I pay for a parking ticket?
Payment for traffic violation tickets issued under the Traffic Bylaw may be made online, in person, by mail, or by Visa or Mastercard over the phone.
Why did the City not put in a roundabout at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road right away?
The City heard from residents of the Granger neigbourhood that there was a desire to have interim improvements to mitigating the risk associated with unsafe southbound U-turns and southbound extended left turns at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road/Heron Drive intersection ahead of major capital improvements and an eventual roundabout at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road/Heron Drive intersection. It was not deemed safe, feasible, or appropiate to implement temporary measures at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road/Heron Drive intersection using temporary implementation tools available (traffic calming curbs, bollard delineator posts, line painting, signage, etc) given the nature and function of Hamilton Boulevard as a high volume and high speed arterial corridor. Thus interim improvements were sought elsewhere such as along Thompson Road and at Wilson Drive and Thompson Road intersection.
The City capital budget has slated a roundabout at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road//Heron Drive for 2023 subject to approval by Mayor and Council and funding by external funding sources. The median and traffic circle is temporary in nature and is not deemed to be the final solution for the issue of illegal southbound U-turns at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road/Heron Drive.