Articles from June, 2016

Work Underway for Charlton and Herkimer Bike Lanes
Staff have started installing bike lanes and new zebra crosswalks on Charlton and Herkimer.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 30, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (25 comments)

Help Spend $1 Million on Safe Streets in Ward 2
Voting for the PlanLocal Ward 2 Safe Streets initiative ends on Thursday June 30, 2016.
by Graeme Douglas
Published June 27, 2016 in Participatory Budget (5 comments)

West Harbour GO Schedule Change Will Hurt Ridership
Service levels matter, and so long as GO Transit insists on running only two poorly-timed trains a day to/from the station on inconvenient schedules, we are bound to see more images of a barren station.
by Michael Borrelli
Published June 24, 2016 in Commentary (22 comments)

At Long Last, Installation of Charlton, Herkimer Bike Lanes
Starting this Sunday night, staff will install parking-protected bike lanes on Herkimer and Charlton between James and Dundurn.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 24, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (7 comments)

A Legacy of Missed Opportunity: The Hamilton Rapid Transit Plans That Could Have Been
History shows that today's LRT opportunity for Hamilton could once again pass us by, as so many previous opportunities did. But with leadership, this once-in-a-generation opportunity need not be squandered again.
by Karl Andrus
Published June 23, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (22 comments)

FoodShare: Bite-Sized Servings of Social Justice
FoodShare is a food hub that advocates for establishing sustainable, healthy, inclusive and resilient communities with equitable access to nutritious and culturally appropriate vegetables and fruits.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published June 23, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

A Tour of Indwell's Rudy Hulst Commons
Affordable housing is a hot topic in Hamilton right now. Indwell's new project proves it can be built affordably and to a high standard.
by Graham Crawford
Published June 22, 2016 in Commentary (7 comments)

Light Rail Transit Support Letters from Area MP, MPPs
Letters from seven Hamilton-area MPs and MPPs from two different political parties call on Council to re-affirm its support for the LRT project currently underway.
by RTH Staff
Published June 21, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (11 comments)

Whitehead's Latest Anti-LRT Ploy Another Pointless Distraction
Seven years and scores of Council votes later, Councillor Whitehead has suddenly decided he is not convinced by staff arguments in favour of the King Street alignment.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 20, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

Three Questions for LRT Opponents
It's embarrassing that it seems the only way my city is going to see transit improve is when the province comes along offering to foot 100 percent of the bill, a sweetheart deal other cities envy.
by Michael Nabert
Published June 20, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (73 comments)

Stills in Motion: Stadium
In light of another Tiger-Cat season, a view from the stands.
by Dave Harrison
Published June 20, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Small Things Can Make a Big Difference
Heather Snowden and Loralee McGuirl are musicians who are helping transform their communities through participation in the arts.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published June 20, 2016 in Arts and Music (0 comments)

Support. Groups. Too.
Another 67 businesses and organizations have formally stated their support for Hamilton's LRT plan.
by Graham Crawford
Published June 17, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (27 comments)

On the Other Side of a Traffic Incident
I saw a young lady jumping for her life just this past Friday. Sadly, the culprit this time around was me.
by Ben Bull
Published June 16, 2016 in Accidental Activist (8 comments)

Go Explore Hamilton's Trails
Far too few Hamiltonians take full advantage of the Niagara Escarpment, which winds through Hamilton along its meandering course across the landscape and provides a rich marbling of forest paths.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 16, 2016 in Commentary (5 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Car-Free McMaster Campus
Before McMaster freed its campus from cars, skeptics and naysayers predicted a host of negative outcomes that never happened.
by Kevin Love
Published June 16, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (7 comments)

Review: The Witness
Before she was made into an icon for bystander apathy, Kitty Genovese was a colourful, vivacious, multifaceted human being.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published June 16, 2016 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

St. Jean Realty Letter Supporting Light Rail Transit
Letter states that LRT will help attract new residents and investors, curb sprawl, improve transportation choice and develop the city's diverse economy.
by RTH Staff
Published June 16, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (13 comments)

Letter: Past Mayors, Regional Chairs Support Light Rail
An open letter signed by seven former Hamilton Mayors and Wentworth Regional Chairs calls on Council to continue supporting Hamilton's LRT plan.
by RTH Staff
Published June 14, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (69 comments)

Stills in Motion: Coal Chutes, a Delivery from the Past
A few old houses in Hamilton still have the original chutes from when they were heated by coal.
by Dave Harrison
Published June 13, 2016 in Stills in Motion (2 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Fixed Pavement in Cannon Street Cycle Track
The City has fixed the pavement tracks on Cannon Cycle Track near Adam Street.
by Kevin Love
Published June 10, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (4 comments)

Support. Groups.
A large and broad coalition of business, community, environmental and social organizations support Hamilton's LRT plan.
by Graham Crawford
Published June 09, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (80 comments)

Clarifying what 'LRT or Nothing' Means
No city gets to make up a transit plan on the back of a napkin and expect a funding commitment - especially not a city with a capricious track record.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 09, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (10 comments)

Thorough Engagement, Compromise Can Address Business Concerns About Light Rail
Metrolinx and the City need to do a really thorough job of engaging with businesses and other stakeholders along the LRT construction route to ensure we're doing everything we can to set them up for a successful transition.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 08, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Hamilton Needs Fair Pricing for Stormwater Management
It's time for Hamilton to take a serious look at changing its unfair funding system for stormwater runoff management.
by Ian Borsuk
Published June 08, 2016 in Commentary (5 comments)

Home Builders Letter Supporting Light Rail Transit
HHHBA letter calls uncertainty over LRT plan "shocking" and calls on Council to "have the vision to see the benefits" and support the plan unanimously.
by RTH Staff
Published June 08, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (12 comments)

Eyes on the Street: Pavement Cracks in Cannon Street Cycle Track
The Cannon Street Cycle Track has several cracks parallel to the direction of bike traffic that are large enough to grab a tire and cause a crash.
by Kevin Love
Published June 08, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (20 comments)

Concerns About Light Rail Plan from Three International Village Businesses
The owners of Denningers, the Black Forest Inn and Thompson Pawnbrokers and Jewellers support LRT but prefer to see it run on Main Street.
by RTH Staff
Published June 08, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (24 comments)

Bike Lane Blocking on Adelaide in Toronto
The bike lane designers were nice enough to give us poles and paint, but it doesn't matter - drivers never get it.
by Ben Bull
Published June 07, 2016 in Accidental Activist (20 comments)

Stills in Motion: Locked in Time
Love locks on the fence of the Locke Street bridge over the TH&B train tracks.
by Dave Harrison
Published June 06, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

The Real LRT Choice: Leadership or Anti-Leadership
The real issue hiding behind the noise machine is a strategic mission for changing how people will be able to live, work and travel and invest in Hamilton over the next 50 years, vs. remaining with the status quo.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 03, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (44 comments)

Disturbing Changes Proposed for Greenbelt
Hamilton's future land use will be debated at an upcoming meeting on June 21 to review proposed changes to the Greenbelt, including two Hamilton areas proposed for removal.
by John Bacher
Published June 03, 2016 in Events (10 comments)

Eyes on the Street: New Ward 2 Dog Park
City staff have been working on creating a new dog park in the annex east of Corktown Park.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 02, 2016 in Eyes on the Street (7 comments)

Whitehead's Anti-LRT Argument is a Jumble of False and Misleading Claims - Updated
Councillor Terry Whitehead's 'list of concerns' is filled with outright factual errors, misleading claims and bizarre omissions.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 02, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (72 comments)

Patrick Brown Has Opportunity to Restore 'Progressive' to PC Party
Playing urban and suburban/rural resentments against each other has been an ugly, noisy, harmful distraction from our common interest in thriving communities of all kinds.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 01, 2016 in Politics (14 comments)

Public Forum on Restoring Bank of Canada Mandate
Canada's central bank is mandated to provide interest-free loans to federal and provincial governments for infrastructure projects, but stopped doing this in 1974.
by Brent Patterson
Published June 01, 2016 in Events (1 comment)

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