http://tcat.ca/sites/all/files/11-12-01_Complete_Streets.pdf TCAT just released its first take at Complete Streets design. What’s missing in these designs are segregated cycling pathways – I think.
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/03/143053082/haiku-traffic-signs-bring-poetry-to-nyc-streets “Poetry has a lot of power,” Morse tells NPR’s Scott Simon. “If you say to people: ‘Walk.’ ‘Don’t walk.’ Or, ‘Look both ways.’ If you can tweak it just a bit — and poetry does that — the device gives these simple words power.”
Register today for two timely webinars! The National Complete Streets Coalition is offering a free webinar on Thursday, December 1 on “Tackling the Question: Will Complete Streets Cost Too Much?” See below for info and registration. APBP’s monthly webinar in December is: Accessibility in Work Zones Wednesday, December 14 • 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern … Continue reading
Public Information Centre #2 – November 24, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #2 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Studies Dundas Street (Regional Road 5) from Brant Street (Regional Road 18) to Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3) PR-2550A Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3) from Cornwall Road to 407 ETR PR-2079A & PR-2417A BURLINGTON OAKVILLE DUNDAS … Continue reading
http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1103440#Ahead%20of%20Print%20%28AOP%29 BACKGROUND: Automobile exhaust contains precursors to ozone and fine particulate matter, posing health risks. Dependency on car commuting also reduces physical fitness opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To quantify benefits from reducing automobile usage for short urban and suburban trips. METHODS: We simulated census-tract level changes in hourly pollutant concentrations from the elimination of automobile round trips … Continue reading
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=14300 This seems to be also a good argument for cycle-tourism: “housing prices went up by nine dollars for every foot closer to the trail entrance. Ultimately, the study concluded that for the average home, homeowners were willing to pay a $9,000 premium to be located one thousand feet closer to the trail.”
The focus of the workshop that was held on June 28, 2011 was to improve connections between the Don Trail, the communities adjacent to the trail and to the Brick Works. The process and workshop were collaborative. There was an advisory group comprised of City staff, community and not‐for‐profit representatives. It was led by Paul … Continue reading
Often irritating workers, traffic slowdowns and capacity problems in the road system are serious issues. In addition to delaying deliveries and reducing business productivity, traffic congestion contributes to urban smog and pollution—diminishing environmental quality and jeopardizing public health. Interestingly, when it comes to the happiest commuters, the Toronto Star reported that cyclists and walkers are the most … Continue reading