Matt and Hans are visiting the South Gate area, known for the South Keys shopping mall. They are going on a walkabout, checking out the empty parking lots, plans for development, active transportation connections and hot chocolate.
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.
Curious to get to know a new neighbourhood in Ottawa, I met up with another local blogger to walk his community’s main street.
After living car-free in downtown Toronto and Ottawa, I thought I could continue my car-free journey in the suburbs. For nine months, it worked fine, but eventually my wife and I caved.
Think the suburbs are doomed to be an auto-dominated sprawling mess? The Dutch suburbs will make you think twice.