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Week in review: July 15, 2017

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Consultations, feedback, and events

Transit

The Record’s editorial board calls Cambridge’s motion in opposition to the proposed light rail alignment through Preston “premature.” Meanwhile Ontario opposition leader Patrick Brown told CBC KW a PC government would also try to bring two-way all-day GO to the Region, but wouldn’t commit to high speed rail.

  • Bombardier admits it may miss 2017 TTC streetcar delivery target (no word on ION light rail vehicles) [The Star]
  • Planning the transit hubs of the future [CityLab]
  • Transit redesigns & improvements
    •  Fixing Toronto’s worst streetcar commute [CityLab]
    • Dallas council members say bus network overhaul can’t wait [Streetsblog]
    • The bus network redesign in Indianapolis will be like launching a brand new transit system [Streetsblog]
    • Can you tour a bus network redesign? [Human Transit]
    • Un-tangling transit: bus network redesigns panel (video) [Transit Center]

Cycling

  • Why I believe in bike lanes — and you should too: Adam van Koeverden [Metro News]
  • High collision road in Guelph to pilot green bike lanes and bike boxes [CBC]
  • How flowers keep cyclists safe on some downtown Toronto streets [Metro News]
  • Watch out Toronto, Mississauga is passing you in the bike lane [NOW Magazine]
  • Lessons from Amsterdam: how to make cycling easy and fun [Moving beyond the automobile]
  • It takes more than bollards to build a bike paradise [CityLab]
  • Not ‘cars vs bikes’ but ‘people for people’: one city leader’s manifesto for better streets [People for Bikes]

Vision Zero and health

Parking and land use

  • The hidden cost of bundled parking [ACCESS Magazine]
  • Right-sized development should focus on planning policy [The Record]
  • The invisible hand that designed your city [Strong Towns]
  • One thing Silicon Valley can’t seem to fix [NY Times]

Road ahead

  • Ridesourcing’s impact and role in urban transportation [ACCESS Magazine]
  • Why it matters that Uber and Lyft are becoming more like public transit [Quartz]
  • ‘Uberization’ no more: Edmonton city council quashes talks with ride-shares for transit overhaul [The Record]
  • When your state DOT (or provincial MTO) starts talking about “relieving congestion,” alarms should go off [Streetsblog]
  • All the effort that went tiny fighting a Dallas highway is about to pay off [Streetsblog]

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Week in review: July 8, 2017

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Week in review: July 2, 2017

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Week in review: June 24, 2017

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Week in review: June 17, 2017

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Blazing a trail or blasé signed routes?

You get what you pay for. It’s a pithy saying, but it holds a lot of truth – if you’re not willing to invest enough to make something work, it most likely won’t.

The phrase has significance to the proposed trail connection between the Iron Horse Trail and the future transit hub at King and Victoria. If costs become the sole focus in planning, this trail will not attract people to walk and bike along it to get to the hub. Unfortunately, that may be the road we’re going down, literally.

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Week in review: June 10, 2017

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Week in review: June 3, 2017

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Week in review: May 27, 2017

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Week in review: May 20, 2017

This week: major announcements from the province, including the Ontario Municipal Board, intensification, and high speed rail.

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