Over the recent weeks, Friendly Streets has been active through all our project neighbourhoods, while growing our capacity in Centennial. Downtown, with help from Beautiful Alleys, we moved to create some more greenspace with a pollinator garden along Wellness Way, an alley that can serve as a north-south connector to the Hamilton General Hospital. We were lucky to have volunteers from the Beasley Neighbourhood Association join us to spread the word about the City’s Free Tree program, and assisted residents to apply for a tree. We’ve also finished up surveys about walking and cycling safety near the General Hospital, and will be analysing and reporting these results in coming months.
In Centennial, we’ve now led several walkabouts and continue to try and build our connections with residents. Next week, with McMaster Sustainability students, we’ll be doing a participatory mapping workshop with Lake Avenue Elementary students. We’re excited to learn how we could help improve student’s experiences of walking and cycling, and encourage them to do so more often. Please reach out if you live in the area and/or want to become involved with the project in any way.
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