Articles from August, 2015

Motion to Waive Road Widening is Welcome But Should Not Be Necessary
No urban commercial district can thrive next to a five-lane highway. The absolute minimum we can do is agree that our five-lane highway does not need to become a six-lane highway!
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 28, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (10 comments)

Easy Missed Opportunity to Improve Cycling on Bay South
It would take only a very minimal change to move the bollards at the start of the bumpout so there is room for a person on a bike to ride behind them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 26, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (24 comments)

This October, Vote for Food Security
Without a national food policy, the federal government cannot adequately address health, education, economic and environmental issues as they pertain to food insecurity, hunger, unhealthy diets, poverty, unsustainable food production, and climate change.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 26, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Why 'The Shove' Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon
The fact that the Basse report has been allowed to stand as the official word on what happened is a major reason why The Shove hasn't gone away just yet.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 24, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (33 comments)

Vote to End Misogyny in Canada
The International Women's Rights Project has created a voters guide on women's issues for the 2015 Federal election in Canada.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 24, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Music, Merch, and So Much More at HamiltonArtists.Ca
Its fundamental purpose is to help artists and musicians by providing materials and methods to promote and market their work.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published August 21, 2015 in City Life (0 comments)

Traffic Calming a Welcome Addition But Needs to Accommodate Cycling
Instead of making up our own traffic calming designs, we should simply adapt and follow the best practice engineering standards that are proven to work.
by Kevin Love
Published August 21, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (46 comments)

On Measuring What We Value
We need to ensure that planning decisions are based on more than just economics. The social and environmental aspects must have equal weight in the decision matrix.
by George Sweetman
Published August 20, 2015 in Commentary (2 comments)

Major GO Train Construction for Hamilton
For over two decades, Hamilton has been promised all-day two-way GO train service, with many broken promises. Finally, action is occurring at several Hamilton construction sites.
by Mark Rejhon
Published August 19, 2015 in Special Report: Transit (53 comments)

Facilitating Urban Agriculture with 'Tactical' Policy Changes
Citizens and organizations are making Hamilton a model for how rural and urban can work together as part of a sustainable food system.
by Jason Thorne
Published August 18, 2015 in Commentary (10 comments)

City to Install Parking-Protected Bike Lanes on Charlton, Herkimer
Next month, the City of Hamilton plans to install parking-protected bike lanes on Charlton Avenue West and Herkimer Street between Dundurn Street South and James Street South.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 17, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (49 comments)

A Moment of Grace on the Cannon Bus
About a year ago, I witnessed a beautiful piece of street choreography: spontaneous, unrehearsed and unselfconscious.
by Michelle Martin
Published August 12, 2015 in Belonging (3 comments)

An Easy Change to Protect Child Support Recipients from Uncooperative Payors
When child support payors blatantly manipulate the legal system, it's time for the federal government to protect these families from ongoing abuse.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 12, 2015 in Healing Gaia (36 comments)

Lessons From False Creek South for Hamilton's Waterfront Redevelopment
Politicians like things to be cheap, easy, and popular. Making our waterfront an accessible, complete community might be popular in the long-run, but it's unlikely to be cheap or easy.
by Rob Fiedler
Published August 07, 2015 in Downtown Bureau (15 comments)

LRT Report Charts Course for City to Implement Light Rail Successfully
A new report calls on Council to approve a multi-disciplinary LRT Office that will work with Metrolinx and engage with Hamiltonians to ensure LRT success.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 06, 2015 in Special Report: Light Rail (57 comments)

Put Food in the Budget and a Living Wage on the Table
As precarious low-wage part-time and contract positions become a way of life for Canadians, more of us will experience food insecurity.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 05, 2015 in Healing Gaia (11 comments)

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