A growing number of people of all ages are pushing for two-way street conversions in downtown Hamilton, especially along our signature routes, Main, King and Cannon.
One of the movement’s leading voices is this week’s speaker, Adrian Duyzer. Adrian, who lives, works and plays in downtown Hamilton, will provide a brief history of one-way streets in Hamilton: where they came from and why they’re a problem.
Imagining an alternative future, Adrian will present two digital illustrations of Main Street West modified for two-way traffic. These evocative images, which give a glimpse of what transformative change could look like, have sparked a tremendous amount of discussion in Hamilton and beyond.
To conclude, Adrian will share tangible steps to realize the vision and impact of street conversions in our lower city.
This talk coincides with an international conference devoted to downtown renewal held this week in Hamilton with the aid of fellow Rotarian Glen Norton and the City of Hamilton.
Adrian Duyzer is part-owner of factor[e] design initiative, an innovative digital media studio based in Hamilton. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, software developer, and associate editor of Raise the Hammer. He has a keen interest in downtown revitalization and believes that Hamilton can once again be the Ambitious City.
Cost: $20 at the door. Includes lunch.
Posted by Ryan