Articles from September, 2012

Way Side, or The Tao of Lunch
Nietzsche lived in a world where you could expect to meet the enemy face to face. You weren't worrying about the surveillance cameras on your back.
by Mark Fenton
Published September 28, 2012 in Photo Essay (13 comments)

Greetings From London
A recent visitor to Hamilton loved our hospitality and friendliness, but was seriously off-put by our intimidating and confusing one-way streets.
by Jenn Nelson
Published September 26, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (36 comments)

Two-Way Street Networks are More Resilient
Too much of the debate over Hamilton's streets is driven by familiarity with the status quo, fear of change and a tendency to rationalize existing beliefs instead of reasoning from evidence.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 25, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

Hamilton Deserves Same LRT Deal as Toronto
Toronto is demanding - and receiving - full funding from Metrolinx for its three new LRT lines. Why is Hamilton content with a much less generous deal that Council won't accept?
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 24, 2012 in Special Report: Light Rail (43 comments)

What Went Right?
Given the dissatisfaction with the folks at the Hall so frequently expressed on this site (yes, by this writer also), it may be useful to look at a case whose outcome was much happier all around.
by Shawn Selway
Published September 23, 2012 in Commentary (4 comments)

Two-Way Complete Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Better for Business
My submission to The Hamiltonian's Perspectives Virtual Panel on two-way street conversion in Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 22, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (34 comments)

Come see Built-in-Hamilton Tech at DemoCampHamilton8
There are several demos in the line-up at this DemoCampHamilton that might be of particular interest to the Raise the Hammer community, related to event aggregation in Hamilton, promoting downtown businesses and sustainability.
by Kevin Browne
Published September 20, 2012 in Events (0 comments)

Coroner's Report on Pedestrians Recommends Complete Streets
The Ontario Coroner's report on pedestrians recommends a "road safety paradigm shift" to reduce vehicle speeds and improve the accessibility and safety of streets for all modes, especially the most vulnerable road users.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 20, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (11 comments)

Comparing Traffic Volumes on One-Way and Two-Way Streets
What happens to the traffic volume argument against two-way conversion when our city's two-way streets actually carry more cars than the one-ways?
by Jason Leach
Published September 19, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (29 comments)

Open Letter on Downtown Hamilton Casino
Letter to Councillor Farr from the Beasley Neighbourhood Association, Downtown Hamilton Mosque, The Commons and Living Rock Ministries on the proposed downtown Hamilton casino.
by Michael Borrelli
Published September 19, 2012 in Special Report: Casino (49 comments)

The Fourth 'R' - Ur doin' it RONG
The teachers' unions are fighting the Ontario government's ham-fisted legislation by punishing students.
by James Arlen
Published September 19, 2012 in Opinion (65 comments)

Supercrawl 2012 in Pictures
A collection of moments I captured while enjoying the festivities on Friday evening and Saturday.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 16, 2012 in Events (21 comments)

James North Supercrawl 2012
The fourth annual James North Supercrawl happens today and tomorrow on James between King Street and Murray Street.
by RTH Staff
Published September 14, 2012 in Events (7 comments)

Complete Streets Would Help Code Red Areas
I'm not asking Hamilton City Council to lead the way or do anything ground-breaking. I simply ask that we learn from other cities that have already led the way and have done things that work.
by Jason Leach
Published September 11, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (50 comments)

Who Has a Story to Tell?
The flurry of facts, figures and studies surrounding the benefits of change are no match for a compelling narrative.
by Jason Allen
Published September 11, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

Councillors Balk at Implementing Two-Way Streets
Fear of change was the order of the day among mountain and suburban councillors, who backed away from a proposal to implement the 'Putting People First' agenda approved in 2001 and reaffirmed in 2008.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 07, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (118 comments)

84 Letters for Councillors on Two-Way Implementation Team
Of the 84 letters residents submitted to today's General Issues Committee meeting, 80 fully support Councillor McHattie's motion to establish a one-way to two-way implementation team and only three oppose it.
by RTH Staff
Published September 06, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

Rental Property Maintenance Toolkit Needs More Carrot
The best scenario for the 23,000 illegal rental households in Hamilton is to keep the roof over their heads, and for the roof to be of a better quality.
by Tanya Ritchie
Published September 06, 2012 in Opinion (43 comments)

One-Way Streets Make Wayfinding More Difficult
One-way streets help create distorted cognitive maps of a city that present it as inaccessible, with incredible friction of mobility.
by Dwayne Ali
Published September 05, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (18 comments)

Two-Way Streets Support Neighbourhood Equity
Complete streets, neighbourhood equity and an aging population are important considerations for the proposed two-way streets implementation committee.
by Sara Mayo
Published September 05, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (94 comments)

Love
I love writing long, rambling, stream-of-consciousness pieces built around one word, like love.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 04, 2012 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Take Action to Support Two-Way Implementation Team
Take a few minutes to send a letter of support for Councillor McHattie's two-way implementation team before noon on Wednesday, September 5.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 04, 2012 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (39 comments)

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