Articles from October, 2015

Some Design Ideas for Making Aberdeen a Safer, More Inclusive Street
Aberdeen can easily accommodate that traffic volume with one lane in each direction and a centre turn lane. That gives us some room to play.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 30, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (25 comments)

Senseless Traffic Deaths are Heartbreaking, But There is Hope
Human error currently accounts for 90 percent of road "accidents". Imagine the benefits of removing humans from the driving equation altogether!
by Matt Pinder
Published October 29, 2015 in Commentary (35 comments)

Dog Owners of Hamilton: Please Pick Up That Poop
Few things ruin a family morning out at the park like having to walk home to wash dog poop off of your entire family.
by Victor North
Published October 29, 2015 in Commentary (15 comments)

Brampton's LRT Loss Could Expand Hamilton LRT
Brampton City Council just voted to reject LRT capital funding. Hamilton could use that money to expand its LRT system instead.
by Mark Rejhon
Published October 28, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (69 comments)

Inclusive Cities: A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects
Vancouver's Woodward's Project incorporates mixed-income housing whereas Hamilton's Royal Connaught does not.
by Ulduz Maschaykh
Published October 27, 2015 in Commentary (13 comments)

Queensdale Bike Lanes: A Farce in Three Acts
This is what happens when policy decisions are overtaken by narrow parochialism and the reflexively conservative rejection of meaningful changes to the unsustainable status quo.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (14 comments)

Get Out and Enjoy Hamilton's Gorgeous Trails
Wherever you live and whatever your politics, make some time to get out and enjoy your city!
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2015 in City Life (11 comments)

Federal Election Sweeps Liberals into Majority
The Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau managed to galvanize Canadians eager for a change from nine years of Conservative rule into a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2015 in Federal Election 2015 (40 comments)

This Monday, Vote for Positive Change
Canada has become a very different country under Stephen Harper. It's no longer the country we knew and loved. But together we can change this.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 16, 2015 in Healing Gaia (20 comments)

City to Install New Crosswalk at Queen and Herkimer
The new crosswalk will be a Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) based on new designs recently approved by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 15, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (22 comments)

HPO's Gallery Series to Debut on Ottawa Street
HPO's Gallery Series brings members of the professional orchestra together to create 60-minute concerts of small groups of instruments in unique settings and beautiful spaces throughout Hamilton.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published October 15, 2015 in Arts and Music (1 comment)

This Time, Council Must Actually Follow its Transportation Plan
Will the Transportation Master Plan review become yet another exercise in public consultation that goes nowhere?
by Jason Allen
Published October 13, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (5 comments)

A Conversation with Bill Freeman on Urban Restoration
Join Bill Freeman for a talk on Friday, October 9, 7:00 PM at 294 James Street North.
by Rob Fiedler
Published October 08, 2015 in Events (1 comment)

Time is Right for a Guaranteed Livable Income
A guaranteed annual income for all Canadians is an affordable and highly cost-effective way to ensure a basic quality of life for all Canadians.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 08, 2015 in Healing Gaia (7 comments)

GO Part 2: Weekend All-Day GO Trains Possible In Hamilton 2016
An existing Niagara GO train passes West Harbour GO without stopping: 16 trains per weekend, eight toward Toronto and eight toward Niagara. Can they stop in Hamilton in 2016?
by Mark Rejhon
Published October 07, 2015 in Special Report: Transit (25 comments)

OIOPBY and NIYBY in the Hammer
More and more, we are seeing Councillors and city staff oppose developments that are actually supported by local residents.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 07, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (9 comments)

My Journey to Become a Daily Cyclist
In the fall of 2014 I made a conscious decision to become a cyclist, and the wheels were set in motion. I wanted a stress-free, convenient and reliable way to get to work and cycling was the answer!
by Liz Enriquez
Published October 06, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (16 comments)

Debating Councillor Whitehead on Aberdeen Road Diet
Hamilton has an amazing opportunity to repurpose its excess lane capacity, built during our industrial heyday, to create a rich, safe, high-quality active transportation network.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 06, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (121 comments)

Walking to the Mailbox Will Not Replace the Need for Pharmacare
Conditions that used to be treated in hospital are now treated at home, thanks in part to drug therapy. But drug therapy only works if you can afford the drugs.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 06, 2015 in Healing Gaia (2 comments)

Proposed Design for Bay Street Cycling Improvement
City staff plan to submit an application to the Province for capital funding on a new cycling facility on Bay Street.
by Jason Leach
Published October 05, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (22 comments)

Fighting Against Alberta's Child Support Clawbacks
It's outrageous to expect a beneficiary to repay a lump-sum debt on child support which should never have been clawed back in the first place.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published October 02, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Complete Streets Presentation for SPN Workshop
Our streets are our collective property, our shared public resource. Ultimately, we can choose to do what we want with them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 02, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (13 comments)

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