Today, Friday, September 12, at noon, the Cannon Street Protected Bike Lanes will be officially opened, just in time for Supercrawl.
By Justin Jones
Published September 12, 2014
It's hard to believe that just under a year ago, we stood in Council chambers and watched each and every City Councillor stand in unison to support a project to transform our community. Now we've moved from a dream to reality.
Cannon Street Cycle Track (RTH file photo)
Today, Friday, September 12, at noon, the Cannon Street Protected Bike Lanes will be officially opened, just in time for Supercrawl. The event will be at the corner of James Street North and Cannon Street.
We would like to invite you to join us at James and Cannon for the official ribbon-cutting on this monumental project.
If you can't join us, please send your support our way via Twitter @BikeCannon2015, and be sure to tag the City of Hamilton @cityofhamilton when you tweet all the lovely words about this project.
There were so many people involved in making this project happen, it's impossible to thank them all. From Community organizers to neighbourhood associations to our amazing graphic designer Julie Van Huizen and the amazing folks at factor[e] for all their technical wizardry who helped us bring this project forward, to city councillors, staff and some amazing consultants who worked so hard to make this dream a reality.
This was all such an amazing journey, and we know that Cannon will be the first of many incredible transformative projects that will help to make our city more prosperous, more attractive, healthier and safer.
We couldn't have done all of this without your incredible support, and we sincerely hope that you're able to join us at lunch today. We're sorry for the short notice, but we just received word that this was being finalized, and we wanted so much to share it with all of you.
Community support for Yes We Cannon (Image Credit: Beasley Neighbourhood Association)
Look for people sporting Yes We Cannon T-Shirts at Supercrawl this weekend. Give them high fives and celebrate together - this is the kind of win that comes about when people truly care about their city, and when they're willing to work together to affect positive change.
Experience all that this amazing City has to offer you this weekend, celebrate our successes, and let's look forward to building upon them as we move forward together.
Thank you on behalf of the (eternally grateful) Yes We Cannon Organizing Committee.
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