Articles from November, 2013

Social Bicycles Chosen to Operate Hamilton Bike Share
The Bike Share will include 65 stations and 650 bicycles using SoBi's next-generation bike share system, in which the functionality is all contained within the bike itself, rather than in specialized stations.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 29, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (45 comments)

Welcome to Locke Street
Locke Street is exemplar of a specific change in Hamilton: a meshing of sustainability, business, and the social environment.
by Steven Watts
Published November 27, 2013 in Commentary (39 comments)

Red Hill Lawsuit Questions
Ten years into the city's lawsuit against the Federal Government on the Red Hill Valley Parkway, we must ask whether and how this serves the public interest.
by Don McLean
Published November 25, 2013 in Commentary (24 comments)

Our Fast, Dangerous Streets are Killing Senior Citizens and Children
The people being killed on our streets are the most vulnerable people in our society. They need to be protected - from us.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 22, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

Stinson Lofts Another Great Example of Adaptive Reuse
Hamilton's finite stock of heritage and historic buildings offers a powerful draw to thousands of individuals who are looking for history and uniqueness.
by Chris Erskine
Published November 22, 2013 in Special Report: Heritage (8 comments)

David Crombie on the Future of Cities in Ontario
In an age of vulgar, hyper-partisan absolutism, Crombie gave us a taste of what a politics can look like that is civil, moderate, inclusive and responsive.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 19, 2013 in Events (12 comments)

Housing in Hamilton: Promoting Safe, Affordable, Healthy Housing for All
As Hamilton continues to grow, change and develop over time, we must continue to ask who is included and who is excluded throughout this process?
by Greg Tedesco
Published November 19, 2013 in Commentary (5 comments)

The Transportation Revolution is Coming
The car culture is a juggernaut, but we should all take comfort in the fact that in the background, several forces are working to our advantage.
by Matthew Sweet
Published November 18, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (30 comments)

Shifting Gears is a Ceiling
The Cycling Plan should make accommodating cycling a routine part of every street project instead of limiting bike infrastructure to a fixed list of routes that councillors can veto.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 15, 2013 in Special Report: Cycling (44 comments)

Integrity Commissioner Report Fails To Consider Crucial Question
Integrity Commissioner Earl Basse's report clears Mayor Bratina of bullying City Manager Chris Murray, but it fails to address the heart of the matter.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published November 13, 2013 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (11 comments)

Just Razors, That's All
While unqualified to critique either Russell or Cantor on set theory, I don't hesitate to recommend they both make the leap beyond barber-as-character-in-a-paradox and actually visit one and get rid of that hideous growth!
by Mark Fenton
Published November 13, 2013 in Photo Essay (8 comments)

No Apologies for Being a Designer in Hamilton
Although Hamilton has a rich blue-collar history, we are also abundant in architectural and cultural history, which can only be truly experienced when walking, riding or driving within our great city.
by Sheri Crawford
Published November 13, 2013 in Commentary (3 comments)

World Toilet Day and the Innovative Future of Sanitation
World Toilet Day reminds us that open defecation is the reality for 1.2 billion people across the world and human waste frequently ends up in drinking water.
by Corinne Schuster-Wallace
Published November 12, 2013 in Commentary (0 comments)

The Experimental Lakes Area: War on Science, or War on Canada?
Stephen Harper's this ideological war is part of a larger worldview, one that seeks to remove everything but economic interests from his version of reality.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 11, 2013 in Ideas (8 comments)

How Legal Liability is Determined in a Driver-Pedestrian Collision
Legal liability assessments in the case of collisions between drivers and pedestrians indicates that the City's policy of neglecting uncontrolled crosswalks is not legally sound.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published November 10, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (40 comments)

Why I Seized the Mic at a School Closure Meeting
The Accommodation Review Committee process is set up to pit community factions against each other and force the predetermined conclusions that fit the Board's agenda.
by John-Paul Danko
Published November 10, 2013 in Special Report: Education (4 comments)

'Courtesy Crossing' Signage Not Finalized Yet
The City should be trying to educate drivers that they do have to yield to pedestrians crossing legally at an uncontrolled intersection.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 08, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

Yet More Pedestrian Improvements Across Hamilton
With Councillors supporting a new pedestrian mobility plan, let's take a look at some recent pedestrian improvements the city has already made.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 07, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (30 comments)

Review: The Hamilton Book of Everything
For this new Hamiltonian, the Hamilton Book of Everything is a compact, helpful guide and resource to a city filled with unexpected treasures.
by Joy Jones
Published November 07, 2013 in Reviews (9 comments)

Traffic on King While Main Sits Mostly Empty
If Main Street was two-way, it would be able to take some of the overflow from King Street during rush hour.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 05, 2013 in Special Report: Bus Lane (84 comments)

Summary of New Pedestrian Mobility Plan (Part 2 of 2)
The new Pedestrian Mobility Plan is big step for pedestrian safety, equity, economic development and revitalization, but it is missing arguments on some of these key points.
by Sara Mayo
Published November 05, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (4 comments)

Summary of New Pedestrian Mobility Plan (Part 1 of 2)
New Pedestrian Mobility Plan is big step for pedestrian safety, equity, economic development and revitalization: City staff present a detailed walkability strategy to Hamilton's Councillors on Wednesday.
by Sara Mayo
Published November 05, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

Anti-Pedestrian 'Courtesy Crossing' Pilot in New Pedestrian Signal Program
City staff recommend a new proposal to put up signs at uncontrolled intersections warning pedestrians that vehicles are 'not required to stop'. This dangerous plan misrepresents the Highway Traffic Act.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published November 04, 2013 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (19 comments)

A Picnic on the High Level Bridge? Do We Dare?
What happens when an innovative press-grabbing idea appears out of the ether that would irreversibly transform the City for the Better in more ways then one?
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published November 02, 2013 in Feature (33 comments)

The Choice We Face: Easy Motoring or a Prosperous City
We need to do better than knee-jerk opposition to change because it may create some short-term disruption in travel patterns that, frankly, have not been good for this city for a long time.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 01, 2013 in Special Report: Bus Lane (42 comments)

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