Articles from August, 2012

LRT Success Needs Land Use Planning, Street Calming, Political Champion: Study
A new study by McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics concludes that LRT needs sound, long-term land use planning and strong political leadership to be successful.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 31, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (37 comments)

Motion to Establish a One-Way to Two-Way Implementation Team
Councillor McHattie's motion would establish a committee to plan and implement two-way conversions across Wards 1 and 2, starting with Cannon and Queen Street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 31, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (54 comments)

Shoulder to the Wheel
As Labour Day draws near, I propose some post-summer reading to ease the transition, three books about, naturally, work - but work in the ever-green fields of utopian speculation.
by Shawn Selway
Published August 30, 2012 in Reviews (4 comments)

Province Needs to Honour Commitments to Transit Investment
The Ontario Government cannot afford not to invest in coordinated higher-order transit if we want the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to have a bright future.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 29, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (61 comments)

Time to Fight for Fair LRT Deal
Mayor Bratina and Council need to have a "focused discussion" on why Metrolinx and the Province seem ready to offer Hamilton a much worse LRT funding deal than they gave to Toronto.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 28, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (26 comments)

No Straight Answers on Hamilton LRT Funding Commitment
Neither Metrolinx nor the Province seems willing to provide any straight answers on how much municipalities are being asked to contribute to rapid transit projects in the GTHA.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 27, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (12 comments)

LRT Funding Forecast Still Hazy
With so little still known about the funding details of Hamilton's LRT project, the danger is that any Council discussion at this point would be driven by confusion and fear of the unknown.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 24, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (34 comments)

Salt Lake City Trax: How another city does Light Rail Transit
A look at Salt Lake City's LRT system offers inspiration and ideas about how Hamilton's LRT could work.
by Larry Strung
Published August 24, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (23 comments)

The City of Hamilton's Selective Subsidies
We need to plant the seeds for individual Hamiltonians to succeed, because this is the only type of growth that will be long-lasting and sustainable.
by Sean Burak
Published August 17, 2012 in Special Report: Creative City (40 comments)

Full Service Supermarket Opening In Jackson Square
A new 55,000 square foot full service supermarket is opening in Jackson Square in the spring of 2013.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published August 17, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (38 comments)

Suburbs Stripping the City of Fire Service Resources
With Fire Service delivery levels worse than the provincial average, Hamilton is redistributing scarce fire fighting resources from the old city to sparser suburban communities.
by Greg Galante
Published August 14, 2012 in Cover (67 comments)

Hamilton's Waterfront Needs Vibrant, Mixed-Use Development
Pier 8 doesn't need more green space. It needs thousands of residents who can bring life to the waterfront year-round and support new businesses.
by Jason Leach
Published August 13, 2012 in Downtown Bureau (61 comments)

Proposal to Convert Mary Street to Two-Way Between Barton and King William
Perhaps we have been going about this the wrong way and should just start asking our Councillors to convert specific streets to two-way traffic.
by John Neary
Published August 13, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (28 comments)

Staff Recommend LRT Maintenance Yard on Wentworth Street North
Light rail transit planning staff recommend a maintenance and storage facility at city-owned 330 Wentworth Street North, with a spur line running on Sanford, Barton and Birch.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 10, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (6 comments)

Looking from the Inside Out: Hamilton Health and Fitness
With motivation, perseverance, a little bit of inspiration and a simple desire to improve the health of our community, together we can turn Hamilton into one of the healthiest and fittest communities in Canada.
by Cheryl Hills
Published August 09, 2012 in Commentary (18 comments)

17 Months Later, Fukushima Daiichi Offers Bitter Lessons in Risk Management
The meltdowns, radiation leaks and ongoing dangers of the stricken nuclear power plant could have been prevented with better risk management, contingency planning, readiness training and communication.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 09, 2012 in Commentary (2 comments)

Safety In Numbers: More Cyclists Leads to Fewer Injuries
The evidence clearly demonstrates that cycling becomes safer the more people engage in it - and this is also true for pedestrians.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 08, 2012 in Special Report: Cycling (8 comments)

Mohawk Redeems Wallace Experiment, Mac Saves Braley Parking Lot
Mohawk College has restored the sculpture Educational Experiment by George Wallace. Meanwhile, McMaster has protected a parking lot from development.
by Shawn Selway
Published August 07, 2012 in Arts and Music (4 comments)

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