Articles from June, 2013

Toward a Complete Streets Policy for Hamilton
An inspiring policy event on complete streets in Hamilton calls on all of us to become advocates for safe, walkable, cyclable, equitable streets that serve everyone.
by Maria Topalovic
Published June 28, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

Hamilton Cannot Afford Not to Invest in LRT
If we want to make the best policy decisions for Hamilton, we need to choose actual research over hand-wavy unsupported claims, and we need to stop manufacturing false alternatives.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 27, 2013 in Special Report: Light Rail (50 comments)

Complete Streets: Burden of Proof on Opponents
We need to challenge opponents to produce evidence that supports their speculative claims against making our streets safer and more accessible to everyone.
by Justin Jones
Published June 27, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (7 comments)

Incorporate Bus Lane into More Complete King Street
Let's take advantage of the opportunity to showcase a complete street on King, instead of simply adding a bus lane into the dangerous, business-harming status quo.
by Jason Leach
Published June 25, 2013 in Special Report: Bus Lane (18 comments)

Anti-Bus Lane Petition: Some Legitimate Concerns but Wrong Response
The problems with King Street are not due to its bus service, and blocking a transit-only lane is not going to help.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 25, 2013 in Special Report: Bus Lane (4 comments)

There are Better Solutions Than Demolition
City Council needs to call a halt to the planned demolitions on Gore Park, at least until the developer can present a real plan for the site and get input from the public.
by Connie Kidd
Published June 25, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (12 comments)

Demolition Permit for 18-22 King Street East Still in Effect
Wilson-Blanchard has submitted a letter of intent to revoke the demolition permit for 18-22 King East, but as of today the permit is still valid.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 21, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (5 comments)

City Installs Knockdown Sticks at Herkimer and Locke
City workers have installed knockdown sticks to delineate the bumpouts on the corner of Herkimer and Locke.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 21, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

City Has Power to Save Gore Buildings - If Council Chooses to Act
If this demolition occurs on the most important block in the city, the message to property owners will be clear: neglect and demolition is rewarded.
by Sean Burak
Published June 20, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (42 comments)

A Place Called Home
A home is more than a box. It is a place filled with history and memories. Hamilton's rich architecture and landscape should be a compelling asset for any developer with a sense of imagination.
by Chris Erskine
Published June 20, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (3 comments)

Designing a Network of Neighbourhood Greenways
Neighbourhood greenways are an affordable and extremely effective way to make cycling accessible to a lot more people. Here's how we could implement a network in Hamilton.
by Jason Leach
Published June 19, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (10 comments)

Enthusiasm, Concern about 220 Dundurn South Redevelopment
Citizens greeted Denis Vranich's redevelopment plans for 220 Dundurn Street South with a mixture of optimism and wariness.
by Jason Allen
Published June 18, 2013 in Commentary (14 comments)

It's Oh So Quiet
The closure of Beckett Drive demonstrates just how pervasive through traffic normally is: loud, intimidating, dangerous and relentless.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 14, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (16 comments)

A Complete Streets Policy for Hamilton
Come to a public event on June 26 to help grassroots policy development for Hamilton's upcoming Complete Streets policy.
by Sara Mayo
Published June 13, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (15 comments)

Devil in the Details of 220 Dundurn South Redevelopment
Developers produce better outcomes when they work constructively with local residents to ensure their concerns are addressed.
by Jason Allen
Published June 12, 2013 in Commentary (34 comments)

Pedestrian Use Triples After Crosswalk Installed
According to new data provided by the City, pedestrian crossing at Aberdeen and Kent has more than tripled since a pedestrian-activated crosswalk was installed there.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 10, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (7 comments)

MacNab Conversion an Opportunity for Better Walkability
The City should incorporate street trees and zebra crossings in its two-way conversion of MacNab Street.
by Jason Leach
Published June 10, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

City Bolsters Crosswalks at Multiple Locations
The City has undertaken crosswalk improvements at several locations around Hamilton, suggesting a new commitment to maintaining and improving walkable infrastructure.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 07, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (26 comments)

Documentary Video Explains Dundas EcoPark
The goal is a park that includes protected natural habitats for the rich diversity of species living around Cootes, hiking trails, boardwalk and visitor centre, and historic preservation of a major part of Hamilton's industrial heritage.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 07, 2013 in Special Report: Dundas EcoPark (1 comment)

Neighbourhood Greenways for Hamilton
The future of bike infrastructure is protected lanes on main streets, supported by neighbourhood greenways through the hearts of quiet, residential neighbourhoods.
by Jason Leach
Published June 06, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (31 comments)

An Unnecessary Evil: Transportation in the GTHA
The situation on the GTHA's highways is ridiculous, unsustainable and a terribly stupid waste of everyone's time.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published June 06, 2013 in Opinion (20 comments)

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