The proposed addition to the Chateau Laurier simply begs to be seen in the light of “elites” vs popular opinion. The architectural and heritage elites seem to like the idea that every building must be in current architectural styles. And … Continue reading Bhat Boy Inspired Chateau Laurier Addition
The elevated portions of the Confederation LRT Line west of Bayview Station are on a high viaduct. Throughout its life as a transitway there were concrete side walls along the road. These may have been to stop debris from blowing … Continue reading Elevated Confederation Line safety
The old transitway viaduct near Bayview Station is being converted to rail for the Confederation line. I was curious to see the contractor, RTG, drill holes in the jersey-barrier type concrete sidewalls along the roadway. They used the holes … Continue reading Elevated Confederation Line noise
If I were the head of the Civic Hospital, and directing the planning for the new campus to be located to the east of the Farm, along the Carling escarpment, I think I’d be pushing for the first big building … Continue reading Who’s civic hospital vision will win out?
We’ve all heard of the “war on cars”, or “the war on cyclists” or pedestrians, or whomever is your favorite in or out group. But the war on stick figures? Sticker aggression is better than actually doing it, I guess. Continue reading Stick wars
I have never owned a car. Nor do not wear a helmet when cycling or walking. I used to have a MIT article explaining how if we really wanted to reduce head injuries we’d require helmets before anyone could walk … Continue reading Car Free, Helmet Free
Canadians are too tolerant of unsafe roads, and unsafe cities, and unsafe neighbourhoods. There is a lot written about this, only some of which is readily understandable. I thought this video made the case in simple English with persuasively related … Continue reading Vision Zero, or is it Zero Vision?