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

We need to talk about cars

When we plan for our transportation future, whether we’re talking at the municipal, regional or provincial level, there’s an elephant... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Commercial Dr./Kanaalstraat

Diversifying transportation options is one of the most pressing issues in urban planning and design circles—the creation and... Read More

Walking around the Scarborough RT

[Editor’s Note: with the Ontario Premier and both frontrunners in the Toronto mayoral race backing some version of a subway to... Read More

Video Vancouver: Granville Bridge (1954)

The City of Vancouver presents. Cinematography: Jack McCallum. Story and Narration: Dorwin Baird. Produced by: Lew Perry. 1951-1954... Read More