Articles from January, 2016

Herkimer, Charlton West Bike Lanes: Background and Key Facts
This project has shown that ensuring more resident voices in the detailed design stage of cycling infrastructure planning leads to better results.
by Southwest Ad-hoc Bike Committee
Published January 29, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (13 comments)

City to Present Charlton, Herkimer Bike Lane Designs
Everyone is encouraged to attend the public information meeting this Thursday to learn more and to show your support.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published January 27, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (3 comments)

Porch Bikes Point the Way to a More Sustainable City
Think of all the space we save on parking when we encourage more people to use a bike to get around.
by Jason Leach
Published January 27, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (14 comments)

Ideas for Connecting Top of Claremont Cycle Track
There should be multiple points of entry/exit to the Claremont cycling facility, especially given how badly the Claremont Access has fragmented the upper city neighbourhood where it originates.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 27, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (28 comments)

City, Conservation Authority at Cross-Purposes on Greenbelt Protection
City Council wants to remove east mountain land from the Greenbelt, undermining the efforts of the Hamilton Conservation Authority to protect and enhance the natural environment.
by Paul Weinberg
Published January 25, 2016 in Special Report (18 comments)

Writer's Block
Writer's block is not a crock. It's not a myth, as some insist. It does exist. It grows and festers, like a cyst.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 25, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Even Walkable Streets Dedicate Most Space to Cars
Even streets that are regarded as urban and walkable still allocate the lion's share of space for the exclusive use of cars, squeezing everything else to the margins.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 20, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

Councillor Green to Introduce Vision Zero Motion
Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green has introduced a notice of motion to establish a Vision Zero-style commitment to road safety in Hamilton, particularly for people walking and cycling.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 19, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (34 comments)

Aim High With Claremont Redevelopment
We can do better than just installing bike lanes on the Claremont Access. Imagine a pathway cross-section that resembles the High Line linear park in New York City.
by John-Paul Danko
Published January 19, 2016 in Ward 7 By-Election 2016 (12 comments)

Women Wrongfully Charged With Partner Assault
The policy of mandatory police charging in domestic abuse, which was put in place to protect women, is now often being used against them.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published January 19, 2016 in Healing Gaia (10 comments)

Ideas for Connecting Bottom of Claremont Cycle Track
There should be multiple points of entry/exit to the Claremont cycling facility, especially given how badly the Claremont Access has fragmented the lower city neighbourhood where it originates.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 18, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (12 comments)

Continued Neglect of Gore Heritage Buildings an Embarrassment
It has been more than two years since Council voted to designate 18-28 King Street East, but the owner is still trying to delay action to save the buildings from demolition-by-neglect.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published January 18, 2016 in Special Report: Heritage (15 comments)

Leverage LRT to Redeploy Buses for Better Service
By realigning existing HSR routes to match the principles of great transit, we can provide much better service for the same operating cost.
by Andrae Griffith
Published January 18, 2016 in Special Report: Transit (10 comments)

No Sense of Urgency for Claremont Cycle Track
According to a new staff report, it will be close to two years before the City builds a protected cycling facility on the Claremont Access.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 15, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (29 comments)

Viking Biking, Hamilton Style
The more we build for a city where people have real choices in how to get around, the more choices people will make.
by Jason Leach
Published January 14, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (8 comments)

No Wonder the Main West Esplanade BIA Has Gone Dormant
The actual reason behind the challenges facing this BIA just might have to do with the fact that the businesses in question find themselves facing what has been rightfully called a multi-lane highway.
by Azher Siddiqui
Published January 12, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (40 comments)

Living Through Loss
We all have people in our lives that we do not want to ever, ever lose.
by Michelle Martin
Published January 11, 2016 in Belonging (0 comments)

City Needs to Clear Bike Lanes
The York Boulevard curb lanes have been cleared of snow for decades, but now that they are bike lanes, they have become snow dumping grounds.
by Jason Leach
Published January 07, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (26 comments)

End or Rebirth for Stelco's Remaining Steelworkers
One possible solution for US Steel Canada's operations is a government-supported worker buyout of the company, but currently there appears to be no political appetite.
by Paul Weinberg
Published January 07, 2016 in Commentary (8 comments)

Issue Two Health Cards for Children of Divorced parents
Premier Kathleen Wynne espouses values of conciliation and inclusiveness. Here's the chance to put those beliefs into practice to ensure a better future for all of our children.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published January 07, 2016 in Healing Gaia (6 comments)

Hamilton: Hard to Love and Even Harder to Leave
Community comes from the ability of each person to develop, change, and affect the areas in which we live. I have never felt like my actions and opinions have carried so much weight in one place until I moved to Hamilton.
by Ryan McInally
Published January 06, 2016 in Commentary (59 comments)

Child Support Recalculation Process Should Hold Payors Accountable
Abusive non-custodial parents can manipulate the Family Responsibility Office and Family Court system to continue financially and emotionally abusing custodial parents and their children.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published January 06, 2016 in Healing Gaia (3 comments)

Waterfront Redevelopment Plan Needs Public Transit
Planning a transit corridor through the Pier 7/8 redevelopment before redevelopment begins is an effective way to ensure that we serve our newest urban neighbourhood with convenient rapid transit.
by Dan Botham
Published January 04, 2016 in Special Report: West Harbour (34 comments)

Providing a Brighter Future for All Ontario Children
Child support is the right of the child. A parent can't contract out of a child's support with the other parent. Likewise, the provincial government should not be allowed to take this money from children whose custodial parent receives social assistance.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published January 04, 2016 in Healing Gaia (3 comments)

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