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

Islamophobia in Canadian public spaces: how to go from trauma to solidarity

There is a pressing need to turn public spaces where Muslims have been traumatized into spaces where solidarity is strengthened... 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

Do “Slow Down” lawn signs actually work?

“Slow Down, Kids at Play” lawn signs proliferated in Toronto in the last couple of years as part of a private campaign in... Read More