Articles from May, 2015

100in1Day a Chance to Demonstrate Community Leadership
100in1Day is a day meant to inspire, to envision positive change and to in some small way implement that change, even if only for a day.
by Matthew Sweet
Published May 31, 2015 in Events (2 comments)

Reflections on the LRT Announcement and Next Steps
LRT is a game-changer for Hamilton - as long as we truly seize the opportunity and muster the political courage to make the policy changes that will ensure success.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 29, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (70 comments)

Consulation and Oversight are Essential During LRT Procurement
It is crucial that the same attention and level of engagement be given to the procurement process as was given to the campaign to get LRT in Hamilton.
by Christopher Redmond
Published May 29, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (31 comments)

Who Will You Help?
Changing our culture of patriarchy and misogyny will require education paired with new laws and more stringent enforcement of existing policies.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 29, 2015 in Healing Gaia (2 comments)

Hamilton is Finally Ready to Embrace the Future
Quite simply, you get the city you plan for. Hamilton is about to join the ranks of those cities who are open to everyone, not just short-cutting car drivers.
by Jason Leach
Published May 27, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (28 comments)

Cycle Hamilton Wants Your Cycling Feedback
As part of Cycle Hamilton's initial activities as a central voice for the cycling community, we're collecting input from cyclists on routes they love, hate, or want to improve via an interactive map.
by Dave Heidebrecht and Johanna Bleecker
Published May 27, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (4 comments)

This is What a Feminist Looks Like
There has always been a segment of the male population that has openly supported and promoted gender equity. What's needed now is wholesale buy-in.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 27, 2015 in Healing Gaia (15 comments)

Hamilton Gets YES for an Answer
Premier announces up to $1 billion to build a light rail line in Hamilton and $150 million for a GO train extension to Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published May 26, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (15 comments)

Liberals Announce $1 Billion Funding Commitment for LRT, GO Expansion
Full capital funding for an LRT line running between McMaster and Queenston Traffic Circle with a link to the waterfront and expanded GO service to Stoney Creek.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 26, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Liberals to Announce Rapid Transit Funding for Hamilton
Phased LRT, a spur connecting the James North GO Station and expanded GO service to Stoney Creek are expected in today's announcement.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 25, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Anti-LRT Letters Demonstrate Need for Public Engagement
With the imminent announcement of LRT funding, the first order of business for the City is to elevate the level of a public debate mired in fear and misinformation.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 25, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (14 comments)

Hamilton's Choice: Endless Induced Traffic or Transit-Oriented Development
We quite simply can't afford to keep approving and building low-density sprawling developments and servicing them with ever-widening highways and streets, which generate yet more low-density development.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 25, 2015 in Special Report (27 comments)

Native Women's Voices Silenced by Federal Government
It's not only time for an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women, it's also time for an enquiry into why services benefiting this marginalized segment of society are being cut.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 21, 2015 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

Federal Law Gives Council Power to Order Move of West Harbour CN Yard
The cost of relocating the Stuart Street CN yard is significant, the timeline is likely to be nearly a decade, and funding will require focused leadership at the local level.
by Joey Coleman
Published May 20, 2015 in Feature (9 comments)

Power and Control: Sexual Assault Reflects Social Norms
Men who rape are not mentally ill or sexually depraved but rather ordinary men with a desire to exert power and control.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 20, 2015 in Healing Gaia (9 comments)

Intersection Pavement Markings on Cannon Cycle Track
It is good that the City of Hamilton is finally adding markings on Cannon, but it would be nice to see us follow the lead of cities painting really high-visibility markings.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 15, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (5 comments)

Building the Network: The Pipeline Trail
Right now, we have a chance to build a Pipeline Trail to the best of Dutch standards so that we can be confident that it will be used for generations to come. Let's do it!
by Kevin Love
Published May 15, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (3 comments)

Building the Network: Cannon Street
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and a protected cycle network is only good until it encounters an unprotected gap.
by Kevin Love
Published May 14, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (7 comments)

Building the Network: James Street North GO Station
The new James Street GO station is a major "A and B" origin/destination point. It needs to be connected to the protected bike lanes on Cannon Street.
by Kevin Love
Published May 13, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (18 comments)

The Boob Tube: Three Generations Talk TV
How many thoughts, really, are of our own making these days? And does it really matter anymore?
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published May 13, 2015 in Media (26 comments)

Building the Network: Herkimer and Charlton
Protected bike lanes are essential if we are to have infrastructure that accommodates everyone.
by Kevin Love
Published May 12, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (47 comments)

Why a Protected Cycling Network?
Unprotected bike lanes discriminate against women and seniors and exclude 92 percent of the population.
by Kevin Love
Published May 11, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (52 comments)

No Means No
Not all men are rapists. However, there is a pervasive culture of gendered violence that is acceptable among some men.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 11, 2015 in Healing Gaia (21 comments)

No Better Time for Architects Conference in Hamilton
Here's why over a thousand architects have descended on Hamilton this week.
by Toon Dreessen
Published May 07, 2015 in Architecture (2 comments)

A Recent History of 'The Hammer' in Print
These days it is common to refer to Hamilton as 'The Hammer', but the term has not been in use for very long.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 07, 2015 in Media (13 comments)

More Illegal Parking on Building Footprint at 20 Jackson Street West
The city has ordered the owner of the vacant property to comply with an order not to park any cars on the footprint of the demolished office building.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 07, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (25 comments)

Imagining My Sustainable City: Appreciating Place and Envisioning a Future Hamilton
IMSC is a four-day intensive program that brings ecological awareness into Grade 7 classrooms through an introduction to sustainable urban planning and architecture.
by Emily Foster
Published May 07, 2015 in Events (2 comments)

Magnificent Magnolias and other Beautiful Blooms
These flowers are here for a good time, not a long time, so you need to hurry if you want a chance to appreciate them in person.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 07, 2015 in Gardening (2 comments)

Downtown Renewal Jane's Walk: Real Progress, Ongoing Challenges
The downtown revival is exciting but remains constrained by parasitic property speculators and a transportation policy that continues to prioritize moving cars over accommodating people.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published May 06, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (15 comments)

New Downtown Parking Lot is Illegal, Owner Issued Order to Comply
A new parking lot just north of the Pigott building seems to violate the bylaw against operating a parking lot on a building demolished after 1999.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 04, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (20 comments)

HHS Parking Expansion Plan is Harmful and Unnecessary
This parking lot expansion would be harmful to Beasley Neighbourhood, would represent a policy inequity between neighbourhoods, and is not needed.
by John Neary
Published May 04, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (21 comments)

One Is Too Many!
In 80 percent of sexual assaults, the perpetrator is someone the survivor knew and trusted. This can lead to self-doubt, questioning of judgment and self-blame by the survivor.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 04, 2015 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

Hamilton Out of Excuses Not to Put People First
Even car-dominated cities can change rapidly if they make a deliberate sequence of decisions to become more attractive, more efficient, less car-dependent places.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published May 01, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (63 comments)

Doors Open and Jane's Walk This Weekend
This will be a fantastic weekend to discover more of your city through these two exciting series of events.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 01, 2015 in Events (1 comment)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Part 2
This gender-based violence is rooted in an inherent imbalance of power.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published May 01, 2015 in Healing Gaia (16 comments)

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