Ottawa’s former Greenboro Busway is a case study of ambitious plans that were never fully realized. The story offers a valuable lesson for transport and urban planners: creating plans without community support – no matter how thoughtful – is a treacherous path.
Car Dependency is a Spectrum
A community is not simply car-dependent or not. Understanding the various levels of car-dependency can help us create more resilient and multimodal communities.
Comparing BRT Designs in Three Cities
Street design is not neutral: every subtle design detail reflects a community’s values, and comparing designs across communities reveals how those values differ.
Reimagining Places: South Keys Centre
Ottawa’s South Keys Centre is an unremarkable place, with a golden opportunity to become remarkable, setting an example for sustainable suburbs across the continent.
Signals for Change: Ideas from the Dutch for Improving Traffic Lights
Dutch traffic signals are more efficient and safe for all road users than their Canadian and US counterparts. We have … More
The Park-and-Ride is Dead
Now is the time to repurpose these public assets to save transit ridership and improve the well-being of our communities.