Articles from July, 2015

Taking Hamilton's Cycling Network to the Next Level
The City of Hamilton is currently reviewing the Cycling Master Plan as part of its Transportation Master Plan review. Here are my two cents.
by Jason Leach
Published July 29, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (117 comments)

Good Food Isn't Cheap, Cheap Food Isn't Good
We benefit from low-priced food today at the expense of our food security tomorrow. A country that cannot feed itself risks losing self-determination.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published July 29, 2015 in Healing Gaia (9 comments)

Olivia Chow Wants My Support
Chow's decision to leave her federal seat and run for Mayor cost a million dollars. Now she wants to run as an MP again?
by Ben Bull
Published July 29, 2015 in Accidental Activist (30 comments)

Book Review: Travellers Without Tickets, Freedom and Equality at No Cost: A Social Experiment in Aubagne
Too often we feel trapped in conventional ways of thinking. Aubagne shows us to think first of the public good, and then get creative on how to achieve it.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published July 28, 2015 in Reviews (4 comments)

A Narrow Focus Leads to Wide Streets
If we are to move forward in Hamilton and make real change, we must be willing to address our specific concerns in the broader context of a liveable city.
by George Sweetman
Published July 27, 2015 in Commentary (42 comments)

The 10/10/10 Project And Rowing With Aaron Jan
Two large and really talented contingents have come to Hamilton to perform at The Fringe with Aaron Jan, which speaks volumes about what to watch and whom to watch out for.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 25, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Neighbours Working Together: A Dialogue on Intensification
If communities are going to engage in the planning process around intensification, a broader discussion needs to continue around what intensification means and how to keep citizens involved so we have a meaningful say in future developments.
by Greg Tedesco
Published July 24, 2015 in Special Report (7 comments)

Achieving Target Residential Density Around the West Harbour GO Station
We should look to the opportunities presented by midrise four to six storey buildings and the positive benefits they can bring to our neighbourhood.
by Dan Botham
Published July 24, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (31 comments)

Trail from John Street to Claremont Could be Great
With some serious TLC, this trail could be an excellent active transportation connection up and down the escarpment.
by Martin Zarate
Published July 23, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (16 comments)

Uber Ridesharing Service Launching Today in Hamilton
The fast-growing upstart taxi service launches in Hamilton today at 2:00 PM, despite a Council warning that it will charge Uber with violating the City's taxi regulations.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 23, 2015 in Local News (19 comments)

What's So Funny About The Fringe?
A love of comedy and laughter is universal, but what touches one's funny bone is as distinctively unique as a fingerprint.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 23, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Community Supported Agriculture Feeds a Caring Society
CSAs help create the sense of stewardship in consumers that is needed to protect rural lands and farm families.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published July 23, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

My Crazy Bike Commuting Route
For a car driver, the route to a given destination is usually simple and straightforward. Cycling should be the same.
by Kevin Love
Published July 22, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (24 comments)

It's More Important to Get Waterfront Development Right Than Fast
Real success for the waterfront's renaissance will be if we manage to create a complete community that endures beyond the glint of newness.
by Rob Fiedler
Published July 17, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (14 comments)

Bike Trip to Limeridge Mall Highlights Hamilton's Transportation Dysfunction
The desire for safe, inclusive streets is pretty universal: no one wants to live, work or play on an ugly, dangerous, hostile street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 16, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (182 comments)

Wheels Editor Endorses Universal Bike Lanes
It's time for the City of Hamilton to be at least as progressive about cycling infrastructure as the editor of a magazine for driving enthusiasts.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 10, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (14 comments)

Provincial Funding to Expand Toronto Bike Share, Boost Cycling in Other Municipalities
Hamilton has an opportunity to apply for funding through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 08, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (34 comments)

By the Numbers: Impacts of Paid Parking at Work on Commuter Modal Share
Despite the obvious moans and groans, paid parking at work has the potential to play a significant role in reshaping our transportation mode share in Hamilton.
by Matt Pinder
Published July 08, 2015 in Special Report: Parking (37 comments)

City to Release Video of Ferguson-Coleman Incident
The City of Hamilton security video recording of the February 26, 2014 incident between Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and Joey Coleman is to be made public on July 29, 2015.
by Joey Coleman
Published July 07, 2015 in Commentary (0 comments)

What Does Success Look Like for Hamilton Bike Share?
In just a few months since the launch, 7 percent of potential users have already taken out memberships, compared with a realistic but optimistic upper bound of 17 percent, based on the world's most successful bike share.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published July 06, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (95 comments)

Deconstructing the Latest Anti-Development Argument
Change is frightening, but the redevelopment of downtown Hamilton after decades of neglect is helping to improve the health, safety, culture and spirit of Hamilton.
by Lucas Mascotto-Carbone
Published July 06, 2015 in Commentary (47 comments)

New Four-Storey Building Planned at 21 Main Street West
Staff report mainly positive but highlights concerns about lost surface parking and the pre-existing plan to widen Main Street.
by Joey Coleman
Published July 03, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (14 comments)

Harper Government Rejects National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women
When casting your vote this October, choose a candidate who supports a violence-free life for all Canadians.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published July 03, 2015 in Healing Gaia (2 comments)

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