Creating child-friendly cities

by Dr. Judy Farvolden, Josh Fullan and Angela Ma Ask a kid what makes a great city and you’ll get answers that sound like those any... Read More

LORINC: What Toronto should learn from Hamburg’s self-driving shuttle pilot

HAMBURG, GERMANY — At some point in 2019, the first of three curiously upright shuttle vehicles will begin tooling around a 3.6km loop... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs, autonomous vehicles, and the persistent myth of driver error

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, reporting from the International Transport Forum  — When Sidewalk Labs unveiled its plans for Toronto’s... Read More

LORINC: Walking in the shadow of Yonge Street attack

There’s a lot of talk these days — on Spacing and elsewhere — about “messy urbanism.” But if you want to understand what this... Read More

Athletic traffic planning: Moving thousands of fans on game day

When the Leafs or Blue Jays play a home game, Doug Tuira doesn’t watch to see if Auston Matthews will score an overtime winner or... Read More

The wrong answer to a tragic death of a boy walking home from school

On Tuesday, February 27, around 3:30 PM, Duncan Xu, an 11-year old boy, was struck and killed by a motorist in a residential... Read More

“Distracted walking” laws make no sense

The spectre of “distracted walking” apparently haunts our streets. The scare has been raised again through a private... Read More

REID: “You cannot talk fatalities down” – international insights on walking and cycling

When I asked Anders Lie, the Swedish expert on the Vision Zero traffic safety program, about cities (like Toronto) where politicians... Read More

REID: Transforming Buenos Aires

A radical transformation of the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, combining a new Bus Rapid Transit project and a... Read More

Stand right, walk left: the escalator algorithm

When Spacing asked Torontonians for their insights into Toronto public etiquette, one of the clearest and most repeated messages we... Read More