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.
Tag: urban planning
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.
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.