After two and a half years of staying within Canada and visiting only local destinations, I recently embarked on my … More
Video: How to Design a Dutch-Style Protected Intersection
You may understand the benefits of a protected intersection, but how do you actually design one?
The Busway that Ottawa Abandoned
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.
How Freeways Make or Break Active Transportation Networks
Freeways are the pinnacle of car infrastructure, allowing motorists to travel long distances safely and conveniently. But when freeways run through urban areas, they have major impacts on people’s ability to walk and cycle.
What is the Future for Ottawa’s Merivale Road?
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 Seven Years, I’ve Bought a Car
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.