Articles from September, 2016

Herkimer, Charlton Bike Lanes Balance Local and City-Wide Needs
A tone-deaf editorial in the Mountain News accuses the lower city of not paying enough attention to how the Herkimer and Charlton bike lanes will impact cut-through traffic.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 30, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (30 comments)

Collins' LRT Referendum Ploy Would be a Cowardly Cop-Out
Ward 5 Councillor Chad Collins wants council to hide behind a referendum instead of standing behind its decision.
by RTH Staff
Published September 30, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (18 comments)

Print-Your-Own LRT Support Posters Now Available
We are very pleased to announce a series of posters for you to post in the windows of your home and business to show your support for LRT.
by RTH Staff
Published September 28, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

LRT Opposition and Fear of Change
How far are LRT opponents willing to go to turn their predictions of doom into self-fulfilling prophesies?
by Michael Nabert
Published September 28, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (29 comments)

1inFour Receives HCF Funding to Help Women in Hamilton Heal from Domestic Violence
Thanks to community funding, 1inFour is building bridges between services and clients in Hamilton with the long-term goal of taking their website province-wide.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 28, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Act Now to Save Parkside High School From Demolition
Parkside is still standing. No contracts have yet been awarded. If enough people are against the decision to demolish Parkside, the City of Hamilton will need to reconsider.
by Shannon Kyles
Published September 27, 2016 in Special Report: Heritage (5 comments)

Hamilton is Not 'Nowhere'
I can't think of a better illustration of the pessimism and civic self-loathing that drives the most ardent LRT opponents than this empty, cynical figure of speech.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 26, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (6 comments)

Bike Lane Celebration and Glow Ride
At least 15 cyclists used the Herkimer bike lane on Saturday evening.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 26, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (7 comments)

Remove it and They Will Disappear
If you make it easier and quicker to drive, more people drive. If it is not so easy to drive, fewer people will drive or they will drive less. The net result of reducing lanes is less traffic, not gridlock.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 26, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (1 comment)

Stills in Motion: Glow Ride
A large company of Glow Riders took to the streets on Saturday evening after the celebration for the Herkimer and Charlton bike lanes at Durand Park.
by Dave Harrison
Published September 26, 2016 in Stills in Motion (1 comment)

We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice
Alanis Obomsawin's latest project documents the nine-year legal saga that pitted Indigenous Canadians against the Harper government over the deplorable quality of services provided to children and youth on reserve.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 26, 2016 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Hamilton Needs to Design for Health and Illness Prevention
This is a time for serious talk and meaningful action. Instead, we have some members of Hamilton City council who would have us get sucked into a time warp. That's a dereliction of duty.
by Maureen Wilson
Published September 22, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (2 comments)

Mountain Councillors Hijack LRT Information Meeting
Skelly and Whitehead are politicizing a formal communications process, obstructing a Council-approved project and undermining public confidence in city staff.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 22, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (16 comments)

Bike Lane Celebration on Saturday, September 24
Come show your support for the Herkimer and Charlton bike lanes and expanding the bike lane network across Hamilton.
by Southwest Ad-hoc Bike Committee
Published September 22, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (2 comments)

It'll End in Tears: A Long-Time Cyclist Reflects on Toronto's Mean Streets
Tapping errant automobiles is my calling card, except I don't leave a mark. Not anymore.
by Ben Bull
Published September 22, 2016 in Accidental Activist (2 comments)

Concern-Trolling Councillor Bullies Staff with Impunity
What will it take for Hamilton City Council to start enforcing its own Code of Conduct?
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 21, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (30 comments)

Stills in Motion: Final Weekends
Enjoy the nice weather while you still can.
by Dave Harrison
Published September 20, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

City Opens First New Pedestrian Crossover (PXO)
The new PXO at Limeridge Road East and the Escarpment Rail Trail is the first of more than thirty to be installed before the end of 2017.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 19, 2016 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (12 comments)

Update on Hamilton LRT Plan From McMaster University
McMaster University is fully on-board with the Hamilton Light Rail Transit plan, understands its benefits and is enthusiastic about the proposal to locate the maintenance facility near Frid Street.
by RTH Staff
Published September 16, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (0 comments)

Why Are LRT Opponents So Down on Hamilton?
Cynicism entails a reluctance to believe that things can change for the better. This is particularly true for LRT opponents who are stuck in a mindset that the city is a hopeless basket case.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 16, 2016 in Special Report: Light Rail (29 comments)

Born in Beasley: A History of the Hamilton Community Land Trust, Part 2
The Beasley Charter would seek to precisely articulate how Beasley's residents' quality of life might be measurably improved and to identify concrete barriers to achieving this goal.
by John A. McCurdy
Published September 14, 2016 in Special Report: Born in Beasley (4 comments)

Stills in Motion: the Dock
A peaceful view of Lake Simcoe.
by Dave Harrison
Published September 14, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Herkimer and Charlton are More Than Commuter Thoroughfares
Herkimer and Charlton are so much more than just a traffic sewer or a shortcut to someone else's home.
by Kyle Slote
Published September 12, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (12 comments)

Magic, Wonderful Magic with Nick Wallace
Being magical, seemingly without effort, takes a rare combination of natural aptitude, opportunity, and an unfailing, unfaltering, unfeigned, unfettered, unflagging commitment to craft.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 12, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Review of Whitehead's Herkimer Claims on the Bill Kelly Show
The West Mountain Councillor is called out for making up numbers out of his head to try and substantiate his ludicrous arguments.
by Kevin Love
Published September 12, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (28 comments)

Opposition to Herkimer, Charlton Bike Lanes Based on Ludicrously False Claims
The west mountain councillor wants to wind these streets back to a time when cut-through traffic tore through these urban neighbourhoods at 80-80 km/h at all hours of the day.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 09, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (35 comments)

A Summer Ride
As you roll down the gently sloped path, friendly strangers of all ages pause from their walking and running to flash a smile or a nod, sometimes even a 'Hello!'
by Matt Pinder
Published September 07, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (1 comment)

New Urgency Needed to Lead Regional Change
The Province needs a new 'Greenbelt Moment' in which it commits to implementing its regional growth plan with the urgency needed to achieve real progress.
by Richard Joy
Published September 07, 2016 in Commentary (8 comments)

Stills in Motion: Get On Your Bike
Summer is coming to an end, but there's still lots of time to dust off your bike and take it for a ride!
by Dave Harrison
Published September 07, 2016 in Stills in Motion (0 comments)

Ensuring the Sustainability of the Gage Park Pump Track
Without water and a relatively small amount of the correct soil, a thousand volunteer hours can't fix the track.
by Greg Cowell
Published September 06, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (3 comments)

Save Some Outrage for Law-Breaking Driving
Overwhelmingly, road fatalities are caused by drivers, not cyclists or pedestrians.
by Ian Borsuk
Published September 01, 2016 in Special Report: Cycling (8 comments)

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