The new multi-use pathway is wide enough for two-way bike traffic and a raised curb separates it from the road.
By Jonathan Lambert
Published September 23, 2015
In April 2015, work began on Mountain Brow Boulevard from Mohawk Road to Oakcrest Drive. Involving new water mains and services, concrete curbs and an asphalt, multi-use pathway, the project was scheduled to be complete by November. But it looks like the work may be finished closer to mid-October.
At one end of the new pathway is the intersection of Mountain Brow Boulevard and Mohawk Road East. This connects the new asphalt path with the Mohawk Road entrance to Hamilton's Escarpment Rail Trail, a multi-use trail developed on an abandoned CN line and extending from near Albion Falls to the city centre of Hamilton in Corktown Park.
A panoramic view of the intersection at Mountain Brow Boulevard and Mohawk Road
The entire length of the new Mountain Brow Boulevard pathway lies between the newly repaved road and the edge of the escarpment. The pathway is wide enough for two-way bike traffic and a raised curb separates it from the road.
The Mountain Brow Boulevard pathway near Margate Avenue
The path connects several parks and landmarks along the escarpment, such as Matt Bromen Park and Armes Lookout.
Automobile parking spaces beside the pathway are off to the side of the road.
New parking spaces on Mountain Brow Boulevard
New fencing is black and runs along the escarpment edge.
New fence beside Mountain Brow Boulevard
The pathway also connects the metal staircase at Margate Avenue with the Uli's Stairs, located at the intersection of Fennel Avenue and Mountain Brow Boulevard.
A water fountain has been installed at the Mountain Brow-Margate stairs.
New water fountain at the top of the Mountain Brow-Margate stairs
Already functional, this water fountain has three spouts. The top is designed to fill water bottles, the middle part has a traditional push button drinking fountain, and at the bottom is a low spout and bowl for dogs.
This is an excellent location for a fountain. Many people often do exercise at these stairs.
With over 380 steps, the Mountain Brow-Margate staircase connects the East Mountain with the Escarpment Rail Trail and the lower city.
Mountain Brow-Margate stairs
At the other end of the new pathway is the intersection at Mountain Brow Boulevard and Oakcrest Drive, just north-east of Sherwood Secondary School.
Mountain Brow Boulevard and Oakcrest Drive
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