Articles from September, 2013

Traffic Volumes on Longwood Do Not Warrant Multi-Lane Thoroughfare
Five dedicated vehicle lanes for 18,000 cars a day is a 1970s solution applied inappropriately to a 21st century economic development engine the City desperately needs to ensure its future vitality.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 30, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (34 comments)

Join the Conversation
Those of us who wish to accelerate the process and have more meaningful, inclusive conversations must reach well beyond our personal or organizational contacts and find ways to repeatedly invite all residents to follow and contribute to the dialogue.
by Larry Pomerantz
Published September 30, 2013 in Commentary (10 comments)

Are We Ready for the Conversation?
Is Hamilton ready to have a serious discussion about the future of our city that doesn't resort to name-calling or dismissing whole neighbourhoods as an irredeemable write-off?
by Jason Allen
Published September 28, 2013 in Commentary (17 comments)

Addressing Hamilton's Bike Parking Deficit
How good is our bike parking infrastructure? Could addressing this challenge help encourage people to bike more and drive less?
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published September 27, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (30 comments)

School Closures and Civic Engagement
No one person can represent a whole community. To make better decisions, we need broader civic engagement.
by Larry Pattison
Published September 27, 2013 in Special Report: Education (9 comments)

Surprise Demolition Permit Request for James Street Baptist Church
The City's Heritage Permit Review Committee has tabled a report requesting a demolition permit for most of James Street Baptist Church.
by Joey Coleman
Published September 26, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (56 comments)

City Embraces Tactical Urbanism
Last Wednesday, Hamilton Councillors further embraced Tactical Urbanism and took steps toward implementing an innovative approach to city building.
by Graham McNally
Published September 24, 2013 in Special Report: Tactical Urbanism (33 comments)

York Ripe for Revitalization Without Demolition
York faces a golden opportunity to be revitalized, in large part due to the strong, stable residential community living there right on the doorstep of this street.
by Jason Leach
Published September 23, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (26 comments)

Mustard Seed Finds a Home
At a public event on Friday night at The Staircase Theatre, organizers unveiled their location: 460 York Boulevard, on the north side of York between Inchbury and Locke.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 23, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (11 comments)

57 Years and Counting: Hamilton's Love Affair with One-Way Streets Needs to End Now
Let's take a sensible leap into the known and start acting like the ambitious city we could be, not the fearful bedroom community to which too many of us aspire.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 20, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (97 comments)

Founding Facilitator Hands off Ward 2 Participatory Budget Process
New chair Lee McIlmoyle and the rest of the transition team are only temporary, tasked with arranging elections for more permanent positions in the coming months.
by Saira Peesker
Published September 19, 2013 in Participatory Budget (11 comments)

Strathcona Rezoning Plan Threatens More Demolitions
Planning staff want to rezone the south side of York Blvd to allow developers to assemble and demolish healthy century homes for new condos.
by Jason Leach
Published September 18, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (38 comments)

Konopka
Celeste Konopka is certainly a peach. Celeste teaches music magnificently, magically to little kids. She could school the Buddha on serenity, too.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 18, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Cheaper, More Effective Bidirectional Bike Lanes for Longwood Road
With one lane in each direction and a centre turn lane, Longwood could easily accommodate well over 20,000 vehicles a day, albeit at safer speeds.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 17, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (12 comments)

Live and Don't Learn, Downtown Parking Edition
We have not absorbed any of the lessons about how choices about parking supply and management affect behaviour, land use and the economy - especially in downtowns.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 16, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (17 comments)

Downtown Parking Study Recommends More Parking
You can't make this stuff up: a parking study finds that parking utilization has declined since 2005 but we still need a new parking garage.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 16, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (25 comments)

Supercrawl 2013 in Pictures
All in all, it was another fantastic festival celebrating an amazing city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2013 in Events (28 comments)

A Yes We Cannon Victory is a Victory for Us All
Last week at Hamilton City Hall, an amazing thing happened. Our elected officials unanimously approved a forward-thinking, community-building, grassroots idea: protected two-way bike lanes on Cannon Street.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published September 13, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (9 comments)

Built Heritage: Our Priorities Reflect Our Values
We must step up our game if we are to make any progress in saving our built heritage.
by Chris Erskine
Published September 13, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (2 comments)

20 Jackson Street West Slated for Demolition
Wilson-Blanchard has submitted a demolition permit request for 20 Jackson Street West.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 11, 2013 in Downtown Bureau (42 comments)

King-Kenilworth Interchange a Case Study in Building Without Thinking
We could reduce our costs by eliminating unnecessary infrastructure so that we no longer have to pay to maintain it. But the City seems to build and replace infrastructure as an automatic process, not according to what we actually need.
by Sean Burak
Published September 10, 2013 in Commentary (77 comments)

Next Steps Considered After Ward 2 Participatory Budget
After a promising start and some hiccups, the Ward 2 Participatory Budget organizers are planning for process improvements and a rising turnout in the future.
by Saira Peesker
Published September 06, 2013 in Participatory Budget (45 comments)

Lack of Heritage Designations Not Reasonable or Understandable
The problem is not the complexity of the task, but a lack of political will.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 06, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (10 comments)

Visioning Images of Cannon Street with Protected Bike Lanes
See Cannon Street as it could be - a place the community can be proud of.
by Justin Jones
Published September 05, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (51 comments)

Reasons to Build the Cannon Street Protected Bike Lanes
On Thursday, City Councillors have an exciting opportunity to approve two-way protected bike lanes on Cannon Street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 04, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (27 comments)

(This) Summer
It's almost over, so enjoy Summer.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 03, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (8 comments)

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