Articles from May, 2012

Traffic Engineers Reorganized into Multiple Divisions
Will the reorganization of the city's traffic engineers into more integrated divisions help to effect the shift in priorities on which our Transportation Master Plan is founded?
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 31, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (24 comments)

Opportunities Squandered in Education Centre Decision
It just doesn't feel like this Board of trustees is on the same team as the majority of Hamiltonians who expect all public institutions to collaborate in good decision-making.
by Matt Jelly
Published May 30, 2012 in Special Report: Education (47 comments)

School Board Betrays Urban Neighbourhoods
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that the fix was in from the beginning, that this whole process was mere ceremony to present the illusion of inclusion.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 30, 2012 in Special Report: Education (15 comments)

HWDSB: Downtown HQ Task Force disbanded
Citizens will walk away feeling that many of our representatives didn't truly listen to our input, and went along with decisions they had already predetermined from day one.
by Matt Jelly
Published May 29, 2012 in Special Report: Education (55 comments)

School Board Creates Education Desert
How often do we have to stress walkability and vibrant neighbourhoods? How often do we have to ironically re-phrase the slogan "Best Place to Raise a Child"?
by Tanya Ritchie
Published May 29, 2012 in Opinion (13 comments)

Support Growing for Walkable Streets
Momentum is building among councillors and city staff to revisit Hamilton's 50-year-old commitment to fast traffic flow through the core.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 28, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (42 comments)

A Conversation with Councillor Morelli
Ward 3 Councillor Bernie Morelli talks about improving walkability, building an integrated and connected transportation system, and dealing with speeding traffic and the challenges of an inner city ward.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 25, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (57 comments)

A Business Case for Conversion from One-Way to Two-Way Streets
Today, we have a better understanding of what ingredients can contribute to a vibrant and prosperous city, and it is not limited to traffic flow.
by Sarah V. Wayland
Published May 24, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

Usability and Usefulness of One-Way Streets
In the design of a city street - the most fundamental piece of public infrastructure - it makes more sense to target the broadest possible use, i.e. everyone.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 23, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (33 comments)

Health Benefits of Bicyling Must be Paired with Road Safety
Let's go forward with a more bicycle friendly city - and combine that with an insistence that all who use the roadways understand what the basic rules are and how use them
by Robert Fick
Published May 22, 2012 in Opinion (20 comments)

City Streets Deserve a Chance to Succeed
Why are business owners on King Street less deserving of an atmosphere for success than business owners on King Street in Dundas or Wilson Street in Ancaster?
by Jason Leach
Published May 18, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (34 comments)

Changing Our Perspective on One-Way Streets
The livability of our downtown streets can no longer be guided by those who see them only as a means to get through as quickly as possible.
by Aaron Newman
Published May 17, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (34 comments)

Bike to Work Day on May 28
Come to Gore Park on May 28 and cast your vote for cycling in Hamilton.
by Matthew Sweet
Published May 17, 2012 in Special Report: Cycling (4 comments)

Walkability and Transit Are Key To Hamilton's Economy
A report commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce finds that "walkable environments should be viewed as economic infrastructure that attract employment and should be invested in accordingly."
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 16, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (15 comments)

Searching for Answers to Hamilton's Love of One-Way Streets
Despite the success of the James/John two-way test case, why were we more progressive a decade ago than today?
by Keanin Loomis
Published May 16, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (69 comments)

Socks
Apparently, making sure that each sock in a pair goes into the wash at the same time is rocket science.
by Michelle Martin
Published May 16, 2012 in Belonging (2 comments)

Ward Boundary Review Process Moves Forward
We are not proposing nor calling for any particular solution to ward boundaries but simply asking for a fair and necessary review to commence.
by Laura Cattari
Published May 14, 2012 in Commentary (18 comments)

Update on B-Line LRT Planning
Rapid Transit staff on track to complete their 2012 work plan on the B-Line LRT. Once the work is finished, Metrolinx will make a funding decision.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 10, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (40 comments)

Mirrors Into Our Past
Reflection is a way to remind future generations of how past experiences made us what we are today.
by Larry Pattison
Published May 09, 2012 in Commentary (9 comments)

Hamilton's Problem Is Not Ignorance
No matter how many times we hear from experts, no matter how many pleas we hear from the people who actually live downtown, and no matter how many cities we observe engaging in successful processes of transformation, we don't change.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 07, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (65 comments)

Safe Streets in Hamilton's North End up to Ontario Municipal Board
Urban neighbourhoods cannot go on allowing themselves to be terrorized by large volumes of traffic moving at high speeds on streets not meant to act as extensions of provincial highways.
by Shawn Selway
Published May 07, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (31 comments)

Hamilton: Succeeding And Failing At The Same Time
"On The Cusp", an event recently held in Hamilton, turned a spotlight on Hamilton's ongoing inability to engage in the fundamental transformation it needs.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published May 06, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (18 comments)

Oil Supply and 'Peak Oil' Price Drivers
Any growth of world oil demand at even 1.5% a year for more than three or four years is impossible to satisfy, because this would create a permanent Peak Oil context.
by Andrew McKillop
Published May 03, 2012 in Special Report: Peak Oil (19 comments)

$1.2M Incentive for 275 King West Development
The City's planning and economic development committee has approved $1.2 million in financial incentives for a development on 275 King Street West.
by Joey Coleman
Published May 02, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (15 comments)

Notes on Stone Buildings, Doors Open Hamilton, 2012
A selection of buildings made of stone that are included in this year's Doors Open Hamilton tour.
by Gerard V. Middleton
Published May 01, 2012 in Architecture (4 comments)

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