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?
From time to time the city rebuilds residential streets. Loretta Avenue, which runs north-south between the Trillium Line tracks and Bayswater Avenue, is one such street. It crosses Hickory, a busy east-west cycle and ped route, and crosses Laurel, which … Continue reading Loretta Avenue rebuild
So there was a brouhaha for a few days about the mostly unlamented death of Fidel Castro. Trudeau 1 and Trudeau 2 were involved. So I’ll insert myself, for your amusement. Back in 1971 I was still a high school … Continue reading The Friday Traveller: Trudeaux, Cuba, and Me
I went to a city where I could only find ONE gas station. And it was very out of the way. The city streets were silent, only the sounds of footsteps, the swish of clothes, the occasional piano or singing … Continue reading The Friday Traveller goes to a gas station