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Chris Higgins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics. His full departmental profile is available here.
Maximum Benefits of LRT are Within Our Power - The transformative power of LRT is about helping our city grow in a way that is more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, healthy, and economically prosperous. Published March 28, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
How Best to Seize the Light Rail Opportunity - Hamilton has the unique opportunity of implementing a fully-funded LRT before the city is mired in gridlock – an opportunity many cities could only dream of. Published October 13, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail
Rapid Transit 2.0: Toward a Successful Plan for Hamilton - We need to harness and re-invigorate the rapid transit planning process and send a strong message to the province that we get it, we want to stop sprawling and start intensifying in a serious way, we're all in on your vision for the region and are willing Published April 29, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail
City Still Treating Transportation and Land Use as Separate Issues - Comprehensive zoning reform to implement transit-oriented development it is the single largest issue still to be overcome if transit ridership is to improve in this city over the long term. Published March 03, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail
Downtown Parking and Our Vision for Hamilton - The real paradox to parking in a downtown core is that there can never be enough desirable spots. Published January 20, 2015 in Downtown Bureau
A 'No Broken Windows' Policy for Urban Revitalization - Raising minimum standards of external building quality in designated revitalization corridors will help to improve the appeal of the overall streetscape and reinforce the investments made by others. Published December 04, 2014 in Commentary
Some Context on the 'LRT is No Magic Bullet' Article - We need to first decide what our needs are, our future goals for the city, and the lengths we will go to capitalize on the particular tool we have chosen. Published September 22, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail
Complete Streets? Stop the Madness! - This is the road network we need and deserve - free from the irritation of cyclists, pedestrians, stop lights, turning lanes, oncoming traffic, and pretty much any other users of the road, allowing you to get anywhere in well under 20 minutes. Published December 19, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets
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