The city is offering four options, or concepts, for improving Merivale in the traditional main street area between the Farm and Carling Avenue. Three of the options involve a road diet, ie right-sizing the road for the amount of traffic … Continue reading Does transit priority really mean … do nothing?
In honour of the No 2 Bus, here is a WSA story from 2012: It was a hot and sunny four o’clock as I left Loblaws in Westboro. My two cloth bags didn’t seem to have much in the line … Continue reading Spaggetti Dinner on the No 2 Bus
Merivale Road is a curious creature. It is a place, a destination, thus functioning as a street. It accesses adjacent land, giving it value. And it also has a somewhat conflicting role as a through road to get from one area … Continue reading The three ages of Merivale
The new Bayview Station site is always interesting to watch. Remember what the old western abutment looked like?: The old abutment was removed, new pillars were constructed, and a new wall is being built to conceal the supporting bridge pillars: … Continue reading Retaining walls at Bayview Station
So a few days ago I aired some folk’s grievances about “illegal crossings” and “suicidal” pedestrians. Such behaviour is only irrational when viewed from a motorists perspective. So turn about is fair play. Just like pedestrians and cyclists, motorists seek … Continue reading Unconscious drivers
The nice weather brings out new views of the city. This ByWard Market building has a pleasing red brick colour, and a decorative clock tower. But maybe that clock tower has another function. I was surprised each morning I noticed … Continue reading Out and About in Spring
Ottawa does have a outdoor wall mural art process. Some pieces are decidedly engaging or attractive. Here, for your Friday viewing pleasure, are some wall murals from other cities, with after and before pictures, courtesy of Bored Panda, via WIMP, via Price … Continue reading Friday Traveller, Urban Wall Art