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Richard Gelder is an educator who lives in Dundas with his partner, Catherine, and two sons, Liam and Jamie. He commutes by bicycle and cares passionately about bicycles, track and field and all things Hamilton.
An Open Letter to MP Filomena Tassi Regarding Her Hamilton Colleague - As a federal Member of Parliament, Bob Bratina should not be sowing discord in the community he purportedly represents. Published May 10, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
Delegation to Council on HSR Funding - Three things need to happen in order that public transit be properly funded: recommit to the Ten Year Transit Plan, funding and all; use the federal gas tax money the way it was intended; and end area rating so that public transit can be funded properly a Published February 24, 2017 in Special Report: Transit
Letter: Support the LRT Station at Bay Street - We all support the aim of a system of rapid transit in the LRT plan, and there are compelling reasons to support the stop at Bay Street. Published February 16, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
Renters Also Have a Right to Democratic Representation - The idea that a voice in the affairs of the community is the exclusive domain of the landed gentry is archaic, offensive and undemocratic. Published February 06, 2017 in Commentary
What I learned in Europe - My trip to Europe has increased my resolve to make a difference in the promotion of transit, bikes and busses right here at home. Published March 25, 2015 in Commentary
My Life as An, Um, Activist - I care about a healthy city from Dundas, where I live, right across to Stoney Creek and up and down the mountain. That apparently makes me an 'activist'. Published February 25, 2015 in Special Report: Transit