Six-foot City: Public Transit

Anybody who has experienced a well-used public transit system during rush hour knows that relaxing their ‘personal space bubbles’ to a... Read More

Post-pandemic economic recovery requires strong public transit

The job losses and damage to many retail businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic and related mobility restrictions mean that Toronto and... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More

LORINC: What will transit look like in a post-pandemic world?

For years, transit advocates warned Toronto politicians in all three orders of government that the city’s transit infrastructure will... 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

Lessons on urban mobility and inequality during a pandemic

Many cities around the world have started to open up road space for non-automotive movement to give people room to get some exercise... Read More

Video Vancouver: Why Public Transit’s Coronavirus Crisis is Different

About Here I’m really really worried about public transit. So I decided to do something brave and made a video on the internet... Read More

Change and continuity in the COVID-19 city

Everything has changed and nothing has changed since the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. Understanding the new dynamics of cities is... Read More

Book Review: Trains, Buses People – An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit

Author: Christof Spieler (Island Press, 2018) Christof Spieler’s Trains, Buses, People – An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit is a... Read More

Observing urban change through the window of a GO train

I wrote this piece last year, long before Covid 19 kept almost everyone at home and before riding transit was something to be avoided... Read More