Articles from August, 2016

Stills in Motion: Tower of Power
An electric transmission tower stands against a gloomy sky.
by Dave Harrison
Published August 31, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Vehicle Speed and Stopping Distance
Vision Zero calls for a commitment to 30 km/h speed limits on most city streets in part because a vehicle's stopping distance increases dramatically with its speed.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 29, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (4 comments)

Beckett Drive Closure Demonstrates Need for More Balanced Aberdeen
We can do a better job of balancing the understandable desire for cut-through drivers to save a bit of time with the equally-understandable desire of local residents to have a safer, more inclusive street for all uses.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 26, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (27 comments)

Improvements Suggested for Claremont Access Cycling Design
The proposed design is a huge improvement on the status quo, but it can be improved further with a few adjustments.
by Kevin Love
Published August 26, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (21 comments)

All Saints Church Demolition
Like the building itself, the promises of benefits from demolition - affordable housing, preserved features - are being stripped away.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 25, 2016 in Special Report: Heritage (8 comments)

Yes, Brampton is Still a Cautionary Tale
The city that turned down Provincial LRT funding has delayed any possible rapid transit by several years - and still has no guarantee of funding.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 24, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Two-Way Main Street Necessary for Downtown Vibrancy
Even if it's not necessary to mitigate traffic congestion, converting Main Street to two-way will provide other tangible benefits that will increase the overall success of the LRT investment.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 24, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (10 comments)

Waterfront Trail Sunset Photo Tour
It doesn't get much nicer than dinner on the waterfront, followed by a bike ride along the Waterfront Trail between Hamilton and Burlington.
by Jason Leach
Published August 24, 2016 in Photo Essay (6 comments)

Stills in Motion: In the Vinelands
A stark view of Beamsville.
by Dave Harrison
Published August 24, 2016 in Stills in Motion (1 comment)

Hamilton Lucked Out With Bike-Share
If just one little thing had happened differently with the request for proposals for a Hamilton bike-share, it might have been a disaster.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 23, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (19 comments)

Cappucino Planning and the Face of Public Space
We need to ensure that our public spaces are conducive and welcoming to the greatest number of citizens from across the demographic and economic spectrum.
by Maureen Wilson
Published August 18, 2016 in Commentary (8 comments)

Getting to Turnover in Renaissance City, Part 3
Tn the case of securitized cash flow from Hamilton high-rises, the combination of market forces and regulations seems to work against the upkeep of buildings.
by Shawn Selway
Published August 17, 2016 in Commentary (0 comments)

Getting to Turnover in Renaissance City, Part 2
Round two at the Landloard and Tenant Board unfolded much as the morning session had, except that everything was a touch sharper, a little more intense.
by Shawn Selway
Published August 16, 2016 in Commentary (0 comments)

Stills in Motion: Golden Harvest
A harvester at work in rural Flamborough.
by Dave Harrison
Published August 16, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

The Little Engine that Must
It is precisely the transformative potential of LRT to change how this city grows and develops over the next 50 years that has the staunchest guardians of the status quo running scared.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 15, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (9 comments)

Getting to Turnover in Renaissance City, Part 1
Multi-residential ownership in the metropolitan south can be a hedge against losses consequent on the ebb of work from the northern resource centres.
by Shawn Selway
Published August 15, 2016 in Commentary (0 comments)

Summer Destinations I Have Explored Without Leaving Hamilton (Some of Them With a Companion Named Édouard)
Our companions can encourage us to view the familiar through fresh eyes.
by Mark Fenton
Published August 15, 2016 in Photo Essay (1 comment)

Site Plan for 560 Grays Road and Multi-Use Path - Updated
The City's head of planning has clarified that the site plan for a new development planned at Grays Road and Frances Avenue will not replace the existing paved multi-use path with a sidewalk, forcing cyclists into vehicle traffic.
by Viv Saunders
Published August 11, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (3 comments)

Analysis: Most Bike Share Trips on Cannon Cycle Track are Short, Local
The City's bike counters on Cannon are missing more than half the bike trips that use the cycle track. This has implications for how we measure and evaluate its success.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 10, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (7 comments)

Stills in Motion: Putin's Reflection
Putin the cat, that is. He's part Russian Blue, plus you can't trust him.
by Dave Harrison
Published August 10, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Whitehead Rejects LRT Traffic Modelling Report
Far from his claim of trying to ensure that LRT is successful, the West Mountain councillor actually seems to be trying to ensure that it fails.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 04, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (11 comments)

Editorial Cartoon: Meanwhile in Hamilton
While Toronto debates a $3.5 billion subway with one stop, Hamilton is having a different debate about a $1 billion LRT line.
by Jonathon David White
Published August 04, 2016 in Comic (0 comments)

Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed
A seemingly small difference in vehicle speed can mean life or death for a pedestrian or cyclist, and not just because it heightens the force of impact in a collision. It's not just because physics. It's also because psychology.
by Michelle Martin
Published August 04, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (7 comments)

Corporate Head Offices Moving Downtown to Attract Millennials
As urban centres become more attractive and demographics continue to favour them, corporations are shifting their head offices back downtown.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published August 04, 2016 in Downtown Bureau (3 comments)

Stills in Motion: Roots
Trees cling to the side of a hill near Sherman Falls.
by Dave Harrison
Published August 02, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

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