Don’t let a ticket spoil waterfalls fun

News Jun 15, 2017 Ancaster News

City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend.

According to communications officer Ann Lamanes, the city is taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

With 600 tickets issued since mid-April, illegally-parked cars may also be towed.

The rationale for the measure is the high number of vehicles still found parking adjacent to the waterfalls and in surrounding neighbourhoods, stated Lamanes in a press release.

Illegally-parked cars may also impede emergency vehicles and crews trying to access waterfall areas when a rescue is required.

The public is reminded to park in designated areas only, to take advantage of the weekend/holiday shuttle provided at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls (367 Highway 5 W. at Mizener’s Antiques and Flea Market), and to enjoy the natural areas responsibly. Stick to paths, exercise extreme caution, and stay well back from slopes, edges, and other fall or slip hazards.

Visitors are also asked to keep children and pets close, respect posted signage, and not climb or otherwise bypass fencing — both for their own safety and for the environmental health of the areas.

Lamanes stated some members of the public have also been found crossing active CN Rail tracks to access waterfall areas and vistas. Crossing rail tracks is prohibited and illegal, and a Hamilton CN Rail officer is regularly patrolling these areas.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said with Hamilton being home to over 100 waterfalls, residents and visitors are welcome to enjoy these areas safely.

“I am urging the public to be aware of their surroundings and stay only in designated viewing areas,” he said.

Hamilton cracks down on waterfalls parking infractions

News Jun 15, 2017 Ancaster News

City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend.

According to communications officer Ann Lamanes, the city is taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

With 600 tickets issued since mid-April, illegally-parked cars may also be towed.

The rationale for the measure is the high number of vehicles still found parking adjacent to the waterfalls and in surrounding neighbourhoods, stated Lamanes in a press release.

Illegally-parked cars may also impede emergency vehicles and crews trying to access waterfall areas when a rescue is required.

The public is reminded to park in designated areas only, to take advantage of the weekend/holiday shuttle provided at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls (367 Highway 5 W. at Mizener’s Antiques and Flea Market), and to enjoy the natural areas responsibly. Stick to paths, exercise extreme caution, and stay well back from slopes, edges, and other fall or slip hazards.

Visitors are also asked to keep children and pets close, respect posted signage, and not climb or otherwise bypass fencing — both for their own safety and for the environmental health of the areas.

Lamanes stated some members of the public have also been found crossing active CN Rail tracks to access waterfall areas and vistas. Crossing rail tracks is prohibited and illegal, and a Hamilton CN Rail officer is regularly patrolling these areas.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said with Hamilton being home to over 100 waterfalls, residents and visitors are welcome to enjoy these areas safely.

“I am urging the public to be aware of their surroundings and stay only in designated viewing areas,” he said.

Hamilton cracks down on waterfalls parking infractions

News Jun 15, 2017 Ancaster News

City of Hamilton bylaw officers will be eyeing local waterfalls this weekend.

According to communications officer Ann Lamanes, the city is taking proactive measures to reduce traffic and parking-related issues around waterfalls with enhanced parking enforcement.

With 600 tickets issued since mid-April, illegally-parked cars may also be towed.

The rationale for the measure is the high number of vehicles still found parking adjacent to the waterfalls and in surrounding neighbourhoods, stated Lamanes in a press release.

Illegally-parked cars may also impede emergency vehicles and crews trying to access waterfall areas when a rescue is required.

The public is reminded to park in designated areas only, to take advantage of the weekend/holiday shuttle provided at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls (367 Highway 5 W. at Mizener’s Antiques and Flea Market), and to enjoy the natural areas responsibly. Stick to paths, exercise extreme caution, and stay well back from slopes, edges, and other fall or slip hazards.

Visitors are also asked to keep children and pets close, respect posted signage, and not climb or otherwise bypass fencing — both for their own safety and for the environmental health of the areas.

Lamanes stated some members of the public have also been found crossing active CN Rail tracks to access waterfall areas and vistas. Crossing rail tracks is prohibited and illegal, and a Hamilton CN Rail officer is regularly patrolling these areas.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said with Hamilton being home to over 100 waterfalls, residents and visitors are welcome to enjoy these areas safely.

“I am urging the public to be aware of their surroundings and stay only in designated viewing areas,” he said.