Articles from April, 2015

Update on Herkimer and Charlton Bike Lanes
What started as a straightforward initiative with wonderful civic engagement, a supportive neighbourhood association, and full endorsement by a city councillor has turned into a murky process with uncertain outcomes.
by Kyle Slote
Published April 30, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (17 comments)

Rapid Transit 2.0: Toward a Successful Plan for Hamilton
We need to harness and re-invigorate the rapid transit planning process and send a strong message to the province that we get it, we want to stop sprawling and start intensifying in a serious way, we're all in on your vision for the region and are willing
by Chris Higgins
Published April 29, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (51 comments)

No One Asks For It!
Acknowledging that sexual assault happens is a first step toward addressing this issue.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published April 28, 2015 in Healing Gaia (75 comments)

Letting Go of Rust-Belt Thinking
As downtown has undergone a revival, Council has lost its sense of urgency and now refuses to follow through on the revitalization initiatives it started in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 27, 2015 in Events (17 comments)

Hamilton, At a Crawl
Hamilton, home of Art Crawl and Super Crawl: say hello to Arch Crawl.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 27, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (6 comments)

Let's Go New York With Parking-Protected Bike Lanes
Parking-protected bike lanes are a third-class compromise compared to best design practices, but they are a vast improvement over the dangerous door-zone bike lanes the City plans for Herkimer and Charlton.
by Kevin Love
Published April 24, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (11 comments)

Another Failure of Our One-Way Street Network
A problem at a single intersection should not make an entire three-block radius inaccessible.
by Sean Burak
Published April 22, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (43 comments)

Mississauga-Brampton LRT Surges Past Hamilton to Funding Approval
Province announces full capital funding for $1.6 billion, 23-km Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit line.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 22, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (108 comments)

West Hamilton Artists Tour
With the abundance of talent in our community, you might be surprised to discover some of that creativity happening right next door.
by Laurie Skantzos
Published April 20, 2015 in Arts and Music (2 comments)

Get Dirty This Earth Day
Getting rid of your grass may seem insignificant, but the ripple of improved soil health, reduced water, air and noise pollution along with expanded genetic diversity will have far reaching effects.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published April 20, 2015 in Healing Gaia (3 comments)

Hamilton, Hamilton
Submission to the City of Hamilton's Mayor's Poetry Challenge.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 20, 2015 in Arts and Music (0 comments)

Hamilton Not Doing That Badly on Air Quality
Hamilton can do more to improve local air quality, but the CBC Hamilton article claiming we are "lagging behind" is misleading.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 17, 2015 in Media (11 comments)

The Greenbelt Brings Ontarians Together
From economic, recreational, complete communities and diverse rural areas, the Greenbelt can extend in governance how we develop and engage our local communities.
by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
Published April 15, 2015 in Commentary (2 comments)

First Place: A Place of Firsts in Hamilton
The corner of King and Wellington has a history going back hundreds of years.
by Joachim Brouwer
Published April 15, 2015 in Feature (7 comments)

Charity Begins at Home and Ends with Government Policy
Charity is no replacement for good policy. Canadians deserve a government that will invest to improve lives.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published April 13, 2015 in Healing Gaia (8 comments)

Ward Boundary Reform: A Timely (if whimsical) Fable
In which the residents of Rancouria learn that they must be the change they wish to see.
by M Adrian Brassington
Published April 13, 2015 in Commentary (1 comment)

Open for Artists and Art Lovers in the East End
Sealed Art on the northeast corner of Main and Gage is a great place to take an art break after strolling in Gage Park.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published April 02, 2015 in Arts and Music (4 comments)

Long Road to Get to Gold
The 2015 Transportation Summit shows we have work to do to achieve the goal of making Hamilton a bike-friendly city.
by Kevin Love
Published April 01, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (11 comments)

Confronting Sexual Abuse by Health Care Professionals
It's time to establish an independent body to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the 2015 Sexual Abuse Task Force.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published April 01, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

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