REID: It’s time for the City get rid of its sidewalk no-plough zone

In December, City Council agreed to a small but welcome improvement in the City’s snow clearing standards. Starting two winters... Read More

TTC looking to cut bus and streetcar stops, mulls time-based transfers

At the next Toronto Transit Commission meeting on January 28, staff will present a report [PDF] that may affect the locations of bus... Read More

Jennifer Keesmaat talk about walking to school

Walk Toronto is hosting a talk by Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmat about walking to school on Feb. 12, to be followed by its 2014... Read More

Open streets coming to Toronto?

Pedestrians and cyclists alike may soon get their chance to take over a major street in Toronto, if only for a few days during the... Read More

Walking in Moscow

While Moscow can’t be described as a pedestrian-friendly city (see below), it is expanding its pedestrian zones with remarkable... Read More

2013 Excellence in Planning Awards recap

Projects based on making communities healthier and more livable were recognized at the Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s... Read More

EVENT: This Saturday the Riverside WalkFEST

This Saturday October 26th there are of free walks in and around Queen Street East as part of the annual Riverside WalkFEST. There are... Read More

Reading List: Urban Code

I just finished a curious little book called Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City. It’s by two Swiss architects... Read More

REID: Re-engineering road standards for cities

For a long time, road engineering standards have been a bane of good city-building. Generally designed to enable cars and trucks to... Read More