Articles from April, 2016

Easy Improvement for Cycling Connection from Cannon to York
A bike box on Cannon at Hess would be an easy, inexpensive change that would significantly improve the westbound connectivity for cyclists transitioning from Cannon to York.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 29, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (8 comments)

Hidden Hamilton: Stinson Reclaims Abandoned Mini-Putt Course
Mini-putt course just off the Escarpment Rail Trail east of Victoria is being restored to a community asset.
by Ben Babcock
Published April 29, 2016 in City Life (19 comments)

West Harbour Pier 7 and 8 Urban Design Calls for 110,000 sq. ft. of New Residential
New report is the result of years of planning and a lengthy series of public meetings on the future of these valuable lands.
by Joey Coleman
Published April 27, 2016 in Special Report (20 comments)

LRT Design Goes Public Today
Today, the City will publish an information report detailing the alignment and design of the Hamilton light rail transit lines.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 27, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (63 comments)

Highway 403 Interchange No Barrier to Main Street Two-Way Conversion
Having the highway exits meet Main at intersections rather than on-ramps would allow two-way traffic on Main and also de-velocitize drivers coming off the highway.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (48 comments)

Shared Assets at Stake in Gore Building Demolition
The purpose of the Ontario Heritage Act is to bridge the gap between the public interest and a property owner without vision, who is driven to destroy for short-term gain.
by Ned Nolan
Published April 25, 2016 in Special Report: Heritage (21 comments)

Stills in Motion: Caribbean Dream
Taken during a vacation in Barbados.
by Dave Harrison
Published April 25, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Transportation Staff Thrown Under Bus for Doing their Jobs
It is well-known that the City has a problem with staff morale and, given this episode, it is easy to see why.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 25, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (21 comments)

Safe Cycling Not a Priority for West Mountain Councillor
While the Minister of Transportation believes cycling is healthy, in Hamilton it remains a dangerous, unsupported method of travel.
by Jill McKenzie
Published April 25, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (15 comments)

Storyless Suburbs? A Case Study of the Urbanization of Ancaster's Meadowlands
Understanding the suburban story can help bridge some of the gap between the seemingly disparate city visions of urbanites and suburbanites.
by Jeremy Parsons
Published April 22, 2016 in Suburban Bureau (5 comments)

Province Announces $295K Funding for Bay Street Cycling Facility
The Ontario Government is providing up to half the cost of a new two-way facility on Bay between Aberdeen and Strachan.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 21, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (46 comments)

Stills in Motion: CN Tracks
Someday the city's train tracks may return to their glory days.
by Dave Harrison
Published April 21, 2016 in Stills in Motion (4 comments)

Toward an Affordable Housing Solution for Hamilton
After years of inadequate action on affordable housing, it will take time to move forward and see the real impact of recent announcements.
by Greg Tedesco
Published April 19, 2016 in Commentary (25 comments)

City to Install Only Three to Five Pedestrian Crossovers This Year
The excuses keep changing, but the pattern of inaction continues year after year. It is past time for staff priorities to start matching what citizens are demanding.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 19, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (21 comments)

Remembering Workers' Memorial Day in Hamilton
April 28 is Workers' Memorial Day, also known as International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, when Hamilton is scheduled for a Day of Mourning ceremony at City Hall.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published April 19, 2016 in Events (0 comments)

Why Vision Zero Calls for a 30 km/h Speed Limit
The short answer is: because physics. For the longer answer, we need to review some classical mechanics you may remember from high school.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 18, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (26 comments)

King William Closure an Opportunity to Make Easy Improvements
We have all these progressive visions and master plans in place but when it comes time to do the work at street level, none of it seems to matter.
by Sean Burak
Published April 18, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (19 comments)

Paul Graham's Advice to Pittsburgh Also Applies to Hamilton
The things a city like Pittsburgh should do to become a tech hub are things the city should be doing anyway, since they will all make it a nicer place to live.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 15, 2016 in Special Report: Creative City (14 comments)

Othella's Revenge
With a Shakespearian subversion, Esther Huh has turned Othello on his old head.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 15, 2016 in Reviews (1 comment)

Dangerous Streets Discourage Children from Walking to School
We can make a city where it really is the best place to raise a child - where it's safe to walk to school - but that will require political leadership.
by Jason Allen
Published April 15, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (11 comments)

This is What Transit-Oriented Development Can Look Like
A new development highlights the potential of LRT to transform Hamilton.
by Jason Leach
Published April 15, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (8 comments)

Interview: Gordon Laxer on Big Oil, Rachel Notley and a Greener Future
The goal of cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be met if the Alberta NDP government continues on its current trajectory of existing sands oil extraction and support for proposed pipelines
by Paul Weinberg
Published April 14, 2016 in Special Report: Climate Change (0 comments)

Let's Fix Social Assistance
Come to Queen's Park this Thursday to support a new private member's bill to create a social assistance rates research commission.
by Tom Cooper
Published April 12, 2016 in Events (5 comments)

Veracious Life Productions Presents Dearest Diary
The surprisingly funny and poignant performances were not over-long and were genuinely different from each other, making it a very enjoyable evening.
by Mackenzie Kristjon Jenkyns
Published April 11, 2016 in Reviews (0 comments)

City, School Board Neglecting Dr Davey Student Needs
When prioritizing, both the City and School Board seem to place the needs of these kids last.
by Tanya Ritchie
Published April 11, 2016 in Special Report: Education (33 comments)

To Reduce Inequality, Start Early
Implementing a better curriculum and education system will help combat poverty and inequality.
by Sarah Warry-Poljanski
Published April 11, 2016 in Special Report: Education (11 comments)

Stills in Motion: Hendry's on Barton
Old storefronts remind us of a time when local was king.
by Dave Harrison
Published April 11, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Improve Wentworth Street with a Cycle Track
A much better option than two-way conversion would be to create a protected bike route along Wentworth Street from the Escarpment to Burlington Street, similar to the one existing on Cannon Street.
by Jonathon David White
Published April 11, 2016 in Commentary (14 comments)

Hamilton Bike Share Used for Commuting
Public policy should reflect the real potential for cycling to accommodate people's daily transportation needs.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 08, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (58 comments)

Food Bank
A short comic about food insecurity.
by Sylvia Nickerson
Published April 08, 2016 in Comic (0 comments)

Fiesta Mall Plan Replaces a Strip Plaza With A Worse Strip Plaza
We're fine with using valuable urban land as half-empty parking lots year-round, but not as housing for people to live in.
by Jason Leach
Published April 08, 2016 in Suburban Bureau (20 comments)

WHO Diabetes Report Calls for Active Transportation Infrastructure
The solution to this crisis is not to tell people to be more careful but rather to combine education and policy to create an environment in which a healthy lifestyle becomes the default rather than a defiant act of will.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 07, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (8 comments)

New Study Seeks to Understand Why Bike Share is So Safe
People riding bike share bikes have significantly lower risk of crashes, collisions and injuries than the general cycling population.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 05, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (40 comments)

Number of Students Driven to School Doubled Over 25 Years: Metrolinx Report
Unless we encourage healthy transportation habits early on, it's going to be harder for our kids to hop on their bikes or go for a walk.
by Ben Bull
Published April 05, 2016 in Accidental Activist (26 comments)

Third Annual McMaster Spring Water Forum
Anyone interested in human health, water security, or water and resource policy is welcome to attend this free event.
by Brittney Borowiec
Published April 05, 2016 in Events (6 comments)

Stills in Motion: Around the Bay and Back Again
Celebrating the many volunteers, donors and participants of the Around the Bay Road Race.
by Dave Harrison
Published April 04, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Hamilton and the April 2016 Around The Bay Road Race
Participation and attendance at this year's Around The Bay were outstanding, and Hamilton runners scored great times and records in each of the competitions.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published April 04, 2016 in Events (7 comments)

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