Articles from October, 2017

New Life for Long-Delayed Queen Street Conversion
The status quo on Queen Street is both dangerous and pointless for everyone in its current configuration: motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, commuters and local residents alike.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 31, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (6 comments)

This is What Happens When You Don't Protect Bike Lanes
The inevitable frequent presence of parked vehicles blocking the Bay Street lanes will act as a serious deterrent to a great many people who might otherwise be willing to use them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 27, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (7 comments)

Block-by-Block Preview of Bay Street Bike Lanes
The design is far from perfect, but it's pretty nice to finally see a continuous, two-way bike connection between Aberdeen and the Waterfront.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 24, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (12 comments)

Becoming a Mommy Flaneur
Cities have been designed with the needs of men in mind, for a time when women did mostly unpaid work and community work. Women have different transport needs, but these realities are not reflected in our city building efforts. Why not?
by Maureen Wilson
Published October 23, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (2 comments)

Bay Street Bike Lane Installation
The design for the Bay Street bike lanes is a significant improvement over the status quo, but continues to discriminate against over 90 percent of potential cyclists.
by Kevin Love
Published October 23, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (1 comment)

I AM Affected Campaign Launch
To help settlers understand the ongoing effects of the Residential School System on survivors, their families, their communities and Canadian society, Hamilton Community Legal Services is launching the I AM Affected Campaign.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 13, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

New Stone Church Parking Makes Bike Lanes Less Safe
In the new design near Upper Paradise, the bike lane widths have been narrowed from five feet to four, and the westbound bike lane now runs right through the 'door zone' of any cars parked on the curbside.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 10, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (3 comments)

Water Blessing: Reconnecting with History and Responsibility
An hour-long celebration organized by Wellington Water Watchers and the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph had me seeing water in an entirely new light.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 10, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

What's in a Name: Buildings
Most cities have a difficult time with changing the names of their civic amenities.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 10, 2017 in Commentary (0 comments)

Walrus Talk on Aging and Mobility
The messages were generally hopeful and forward-looking, and all the speakers were clearly experts in their fields, it just would have been nice if they had addressed the topic at hand.
by Jason Allen
Published October 06, 2017 in Events (1 comment)

Enbridge Case Against Todd Williams Obscures Deeper Legal Principles
For true justice, we need deep structural change so that such issues can be resolved for the benefit of courageous land and water defenders and the affected community at risk, not for the profit margin of rich corporations.
by Mary Love
Published October 06, 2017 in Commentary (1 comment)

Lessons from Vancouver on Easy Ways to Improve our Cycling Network
With some modest improvements, we can continue to increase our modal shift to cycling as it has already begun in the past few years.
by Jason Leach
Published October 06, 2017 in Special Report: Cycling (2 comments)

Politicians Blocking Engaged Citizens on Social Media is Still Censorship
While the medium may have changed, the intent has not. The landscape of time is riddled with the efforts of the few trying to block the freedom of the many.
by Maureen Wilson
Published October 06, 2017 in Commentary (3 comments)

Subject to a 'Minor Variance': Hamilton's Broken Site Plan Approval Process
We're going to be asking the Planning Committee to look seriously at the processes used for approving projects of this scale and we're going to be asking them to recommend that Council make some meaningful changes and put them in writing.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published October 06, 2017 in Commentary (17 comments)

Road Work Accommodates Driving, Not So Much Walking and Cycling
The City's drivers-first priority is even on display when reconstructing a sidewalk.
by Karl Andrus
Published October 06, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (1 comment)

Unarmed Verses: Strong Community Bonds in a 'Worn-Down' Neighbourhood
This film explores the strengths that exist in communities like Villaways, focusing its lens on the essential roles women and girls play in the community.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 05, 2017 in Anniversary Party (1 comment)

The New Perils of Crossing the Border
America, you've allowed the worst parts of yourself to succumb to fear, division, bigotry and hate.
by Liberty Laine
Published October 05, 2017 in Commentary (1 comment)

Queen Street Needs Better Than Speed Limit Signs
A horrific crash on Queen this morning highlights the inadequacy of the new 40 km/h speed limit signs to reduce dangerous speeding on this multi-lane one-way arterial street.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 05, 2017 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (3 comments)

Ontario NDP Leader Introduces Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Bill will make it easier for women to leave abusive situations because it safeguards their financial independence while providing much needed time to access services needed to help enhance their well-being and safety.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 05, 2017 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

New Pedestrian Crossover on Queen at Herkimer
The City is installing a new pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the dangerous intersection of Queen and Herkimer.
by Kevin Love
Published October 05, 2017 in Eyes on the Street (3 comments)

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