Whither the urban car lot?

David Mussell, the general manager of Don Wheaton Motors on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, says “the tendency [for car dealerships] is to... Read More

Induced Demand: How Edmonton Can Undermine Its LRT Investment

The proposed widening of 75th Street to six lanes as part of the southeast LRT project was recently discussed in an article in the... Read More

It’s time to quit hating on pedways

Pedways have been built in cities around the world for the same reason: weather. Most, in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei... Read More

Paved with good intentions

Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways Authors: Joseph F.C. DiMento and Cliff Ellis, (The MIT Press) To urbanist... Read More

Circular History

Traffic circles are a distinctive part of Edmonton’s history. Common in Europe, circles were rare in North America, especially out... Read More

Parking DTYEG

Recent maps of parking amenities in Winnipeg  and Detroit got me thinking: what does downtown Edmonton’s current parking... Read More

Space and Growth

Growth is largely considered to be a good thing; undoubtedly it’s better than shrinking.  Detroit was once a city of 1.8 million... Read More

When our cars buy stuff

While I do recognize the important role that a reasonable amount of  parking plays in supporting viable retail in our complete... Read More

Edmonton Today: Rush Hour

There’s something quintessentially Edmonton about this view. Being stuck in traffic, looking at a surface parking lot operated... Read More

Imagine This: Foldable cars that run on tangerine water!

This guest post by Sarah Jackson originally appeared on her website (sarahjackson.ca) on April 19, 2013.  LET’S TALK... Read More