Monday, January 27, 2014
Hamilton: Navigation and Transportation
The Mountain: Hamiltonians distinguish most parts of the city as being either “on the mountain” or “off the mountain”. McMaster U, Westdale Village, Locke St., and downtown Hamilton are off the mountain. The big box stores and Limeridge Shopping mall are in a more suburban area and are on [top of] the mountain.
Transportation: If you are working downtown, know that parking is relatively cheap—as low as 4.00 a day if you park in the lot on John Street. You can purchase a monthly pass for $70 dollars. Hamilton is equipped with many bike lanes and I found I was able to ride my bike for most of my co-op. If you are deciding between busing and parking downtown, parking may in fact be cheaper.
~Liz, Fall Co-op