Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

Video Vancouver: Cambie Connected

Cambie Connected: Cycling Smithe, Nelson, Beatty, and the Bridge via small places It may not have the glamour of the Burrard Bridge or... Read More

Can we stop talking about congestion? It’s not the point

This is probably a pointless plea, but can we stop talking about congestion? Our conversations about transportation in Canadian urban... Read More

Is good regional transit planning impossible?

Image: Christof Spieler, Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, Island Press. The recent news from Vancouver is... Read More

REID: Pedestrian buttons 2 – the rise of the audible signal

Four years ago, I wrote a piece explaining the different kinds of pedestrian buttons and how they work. The piece was in response to... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More

A modest proposal for reforming Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

By Zack Taylor Few topics have pre-occupied Toronto’s budget watchers more over the past decade than the city’s land transfer tax... Read More

The Bloor Street Viaduct

As the City celebrates the centennial of Toronto’s most recognizable pieces of infrastructure with the unveiling of a historical... Read More