Category Archives: Transit

Why & How People are on the Danforth

Check out this Spacing article on Bloor West & Annex, Danforth business in light of proposals around bicycle lanes Here is the most important info.

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Broadview avenue plan – draft.

You can download the BroadviewUDguidelines Draft. The Broadview Avenue Planning Study is on the agenda of the May 10th meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council. The document is full 90 pages long and well worth the reading especially for the … Continue reading

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City thinking in the Guardian

This article in the Guardian points to Waltham Forest within London as a “mini-Holland. There the neighbourhood is closed to traffic. Hackney is another. “The inner-London borough of Hackney, which prides itself on being the greenest council in London, tells a … Continue reading

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Paris redesigns

Tourists visiting Paris often find themselves trying to cross the street to see some great avenue or monument only to find out that the traffic is deadly. That it ending. Major squares are being redesigned to get rid of a … Continue reading

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Why Vision Zero is important.

Yesterday, a 12 year old passenger stepped off a streetcar and got hit by a car – what next? Social media reacts with victim blaming; “stop texting and walking”, driver blaming “take the driver’s license away for life”, TTC blaming “streetcars … Continue reading

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Streetfight, Janette Sadik-Khan

The new book, Streetlight, by former New York Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is an eye opener on how modern cities are planning and implementing solutions for moving people around. Reading it gives more insight into the principles and stats that … Continue reading

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Streetfight, Janette Sadik-Khan

Richard Florida writes in Citylab about Janette’s new book. This is going to be my march break reading.

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Don Valley Cable Car, got any ideas?

Last Thursday’s meeting hosted by Bullwheel, moderated by Lura Consulting, was well attended by the community with about 150 participants. In addition to Bullwheel, The City and Evergreen Brickworks were there as well. Steve Dale’s presentation took us through their thinking … Continue reading

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The super hero for Pedestrians.

Rob Ford said we need to stop the war on cars. If there is a war on cars and you look at the scorecard (cars ruined by pedestrians vs pedestrians killed by cars), the cars are winning; by a long … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s old CP line – sold.

The Arbutus line has been bought by the city of Vancouver to make way for cycling path with the option of some development and/or light transit. News here. And what of the Toronto’s old CP rail line? It’s not on … Continue reading

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