Articles from November, 2014

Video: HSR Bus Movements Over a Day
This short video maps the movement of HSR buses throughout the city over an average day.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 25, 2014 in Special Report: Open Public Data (23 comments)

Bugged out by DDT: Matthew Green Trips into the Culture Wars
DDT is so controversial, given its status within the ideological culture wars, that it became the focus of the story, displacing the human interest story Green really wanted told.
by Sean Hurley
Published November 24, 2014 in Opinion (18 comments)

Snow, Ice Still on Bike Lanes Two Days After Snowfall - Updated
Two days after this week's light snowfall, the city's bike lanes are still covered in ice.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 19, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (82 comments)

On November 25, Wear Purple to Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Whether you're a man or a woman, you can show your solidarity to eradicate all forms of gendered violence.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published November 19, 2014 in Healing Gaia (4 comments)

Hamilton Open Data Jam This Weekend
Open Data Jam is a three-day event bringing together government, developers and citizens to collaborate and accelerate Open Data efforts in Hamilton.
by Kevin Browne
Published November 18, 2014 in Events (0 comments)

Follow Engineering Standards to Make Durand Streets Safe
With numerous grocery stores, banks, libraries, churches, GO station and other destinations within close proximity, Durand should be a healthy neighbourhood with a high walking, cycling and public transit mode share.
by Kevin Love
Published November 18, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (65 comments)

Our Responsibilities to Young People
Is it young people who have changed over time, or is it the rest of us? Maybe the under-performance we think we see in this up-and-coming cohort is due to Boomer entitlement, not Millennial laziness.
by Michelle Martin
Published November 18, 2014 in Belonging (6 comments)

Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism by Benjamin Ross
Dead End is an engaging book, appropriately critical of sprawl without being sanctimonious and asking the right questions about why we continue to build sprawl when so many people prefer complete neighbourhoods.
by Rob Fiedler
Published November 17, 2014 in Reviews (28 comments)

Startup Weekend Makers Edition
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where people of all backgrounds come together to pitch ideas, form teams around those ideas, focus on customer development, validating their ideas, and building a minimal viable product.
by Kevin Browne
Published November 14, 2014 in Events (1 comment)

Love Your Streets: Hamilton's Changing Transportation Network
The demand for this session has been overwhelming. As a result, the event is now taking place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
by Matthew Sweet
Published November 14, 2014 in Events (0 comments)

Demolition Permit for Mount St Joseph Issued During Council Recess
On November 12, 2014, the City of Hamilton informed the Municipal Heritage Committee that Vrancor's King West Crossings Inc. applied for a demolition permit to demolish the heritage interest building at 354 King Street West.
by Joey Coleman
Published November 12, 2014 in Special Report: Heritage (28 comments)

Fragmentary New Painted Bike Lanes on Cannon
New painted bike lanes don't connect to the cycle track and only run for a few blocks.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 12, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (23 comments)

Voter Turnout: The Red Herring in The Room
Here's to the next four years and a much different municipal governance landscape when we return to the polls in 2018.
by M Adrian Brassington
Published November 12, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (15 comments)

Bratina Reflects on His Legacy
Accomplishments include obstructing the city's LRT plan and, um, bringing back the CP Holiday Train.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 12, 2014 in Politics (26 comments)

Rebecca Conversion No Longer Losing 13 Curbside Parking Spots
Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr confirmed in an email to RTH this morning that most of the parking spots will be retained.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 10, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (43 comments)

A Bicycle Get-Away in Indianapolis
We didn't need our car the whole time we were there and were able to ride or walk wherever we needed to go. Definitely something we will do again.
by Bob Leach
Published November 07, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (6 comments)

The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
I hope Hamiltonians appreciate the miracle of having all this stuff in one room. See them. Better yet, get a membership and drop by every few days.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 07, 2014 in Arts and Music (1 comment)

Energy, Art and Cultural Engagement: Barry Lord and 34 Percent Voter Turnout
We cannot help shape our society if we do not get culturally and politically engaged.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published November 07, 2014 in Arts and Music (13 comments)

City Should Not Remove Curbside Parking on Rebecca - Updated
Rebecca is just as wide as several other lower city streets that have two-way traffic and curbside parking and work perfectly fine.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 05, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

Cities That Already Have Light Rail Transit Want More of It
Ever noticed how the only cities that oppose investments like LRT are places like Hamilton that don't have it yet?
by Jason Leach
Published November 04, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (106 comments)

Lessons from Car-Dependent Phoenix on Transit and Active Transportation
This could be Hamilton if we could get one or two terms of progressive, courage leadership.
by Jason Leach
Published November 03, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (56 comments)

Pedestrian Dies after Collision on Cootes Drive
As long as we continue to deform our built environment to accommodate high-speed, high-volume automobile traffic, people will continue to die. It's really that simple.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 03, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (25 comments)

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