Interesting recent news and links from our region and around the world:
The City of Waterloo is looking at redesigning Columbia Street / Lexington Road between King Street and Davenport Road, with a complete streets approach. Public Information Centre this Thursday, April 28. Details at the City’s website.
Regional Council last week approved a road diet and bike lanes for part of Frederick Street in Kitchener, bike lanes for a missing link on Fischer-Hallman Road, and the last phase of public consultations on Rapid Transit. Details in the April 12 Planning & Works Committee agenda.
The Region of Waterloo is planning to rebuild University Avenue in 2013 between Weber Street and Lincoln Road, with a proposed new design including on-road bike lanes. A Public Consultation Centre has already been held, and comments are due by April 29. Details starting on page 94 of that same April 12 Planning & Works Committee agenda.
The last round of Rapid Transit consultations will begin next Saturday.
The Record reports on a battle between bike lanes and parking spots in Cambridge.
The University of Waterloo Bike Share Initiative is now the Region of Waterloo Bike Share Initiative. We’ll be writing more about this soon.
Raise the Hammer writes about forgiving and unforgiving approaches to street design in Hamilton.
GO Transit has a new online advisory panel called Let GO Know.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities wants us to tell party leaders to #CutMyCommute.
Take the Lane reports that there will be an Active Communities Summit in Guelph on May 27.
Streetfilms shows the support for the two-way protected bike lanes on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn.
Streetsblog: Despite the gridlock of New York City’s bridges, they carry far fewer people now than they did 70-80 years ago, when they had dedicated space for transit.
Streetsblog: Since pedestrian plazas have been installed on Broadway and Times Square, air quality has dramatically improved.
Streetsblog: In Portland, there is massive demand by businesses for replacing on-street parking with bike corrals.
Copenhagenize: Western Australia has a short video encouraging drivers (and not only) to slow down and enjoy the ride.