COVID RECOVERY: Timid bus priority plan in Toronto needs to be bigger & bolder

This week, the Executive Committee of Toronto City Council is considering a motion to prioritize public transit on select roadways... Read More

REID: The beginning of the end for rush hour curb lanes?

One of the distinctive and ubiquitous characteristics of main streets in the older parts of Toronto is the rush hour curb lane. For... Read More

A how-to guide to redesign city streets during and after COVID

In cities the world over, streets are being repurposed for people walking, cycling, and simply spending time outside. First Milan... Read More

IN LIEU OF A LOO: Going out and ‘going’ during a pandemic

The weather is warming. The sun is shining. COVID-19 cases are on the downturn. And stores and cafes are blinking back to life after... Read More

Cities and their streetcars: my top ten favourite spots

One of the best ways to get to know a city is through its public transit network. I’ve spent many years exploring cities through their... Read More

The unexpected potential of pandemic parking lots

From my living room window, I can see a church parking lot. Services are now streamed so it no longer fills up on Sunday mornings but... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

Toronto’s 10-year public art strategy

Last week, Mayor John Tory dropped by OCAD to declare that 2021 would be the year of public art in Toronto. This announcement sets up... Read More