Articles from March, 2013

Hamilton's Excessive Overbuilt Roadways
Every square foot of unnecessary lane capacity costs us a huge amount to install, maintain, plough, and replace. We simply can't afford to waste money on unnecessary infrastructure.
by Sean Burak
Published March 28, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (33 comments)

Open Data in Hamilton: Are We Getting There?
We will likely have open data this fall. With continuing public advocacy, we can encourage City Hall to launch open data properly with an apps contest and a dedicated open data office.
by Joey Coleman
Published March 27, 2013 in Special Report: Open Public Data (2 comments)

The New Ben Thanh Has Restored Our Faith
The new restaurant location on James North gets everything right - location, decor, service, and of course the magnificent food.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 26, 2013 in Reviews (21 comments)

Buffalo LRT Enables Urban Reinvestment
The next few years may just vindicate those elements of the Buffalo LRT that were on the money after all, while drawing sharper attention to the corresponding policy decisions LRT needs to be successful.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 25, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (13 comments)

Kill a Pedestrian, Pay a $500 Fine
Far from always being 'blamed', the motorist who kills a pedestrian in a crosswalk is almost always given the benefit of the doubt.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published March 21, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (23 comments)

Boost Bike Share Success With Complete Street on Cannon
With Council's approval of the Hamilton Bike Share proposal, Cannon Street represents both a severe accessibility challenge and an exciting opportunity for improvement.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 20, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (18 comments)

Regional Transportation Planning Needs Real Leadership
Focusing the dialogue on the increasing economic costs of our current system is one way to frame the issue in a way that hits home with everyone's bottom line-their pocketbook.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published March 19, 2013 in Special Report (6 comments)

Streets are for People
A city whose streets are designed for people in cars, but not all the other ways people use to get around - like walking, cycling and public transit - is dysfunctional by design.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 19, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (5 comments)

One-Way King Street Strikes Again
People make decisions at the margin, and small differences in accessibility produce big differences in behaviour.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 18, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (76 comments)

Discretionary Benefits: Investment to Promote Health, Dignity and Social Inclusion
Short-term dollar savings must not come at the expense of long-term social costs. In Hamilton and elsewhere, we can’t afford to lose Discretionary Benefits.
by Greg Tedesco
Published March 14, 2013 in Feature (7 comments)

Why Joey Coleman Deserves Your Donation
Joey Coleman's commitment to free and open news, focus on information that matters and dedication to citizen engagement enrich our community are worth supporting.
by Gavin Schulz
Published March 11, 2013 in Media (19 comments)

Supercrawl Funding Splits Council
Councillors were split evenly along urban/suburban lines for yesterday's Supercrawl funding request.
by Michael Black
Published March 08, 2013 in Local News (59 comments)

Police Enforcement Should Prioritize Risk, Not Annoyance
Evidence-based policy making means focusing resources where they will have the greatest harm reduction, not taking sides in the cars vs. bicycles culture war.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published March 07, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (40 comments)

More Mixed Messaging on LRT Funding
This week, we heard contradictory messages from Provincial officials on whether Hamilton will have to contribute some capital funding toward the B-Line LRT.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 06, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (20 comments)

Demolish Demolitions from Strathcona Secondary Plan
Nearly all of the Strathcona Secondary Plan is a great blueprint for future development, but it's a mistake to demolish the remaining high-quality homes along Devenport, Strathcona, Inchbury and Locke.
by Jason Leach
Published March 05, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (31 comments)

Rising Tide: Art examines Cootes to Escarpment
An exhibition inspired by McMaster's Parking Lot M is art speaking a new language on a current environmental issue.
by Randy Kay
Published March 04, 2013 in Arts and Music (2 comments)

Bilingual Show at Prince Philip School Wows Audience
The show highlights how bilingualism, multilingualism and home languages are tremendous resources in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published March 04, 2013 in Arts and Music (4 comments)

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