Friday, September 23, 2016

Nanaimo-North Cowichan NDP MLA and cyclist Doug Routley advocating safe streets inclusion in party platform

"We, as cyclists, pedestrians, runners, wheel and power chair users all have rights as citizens to use the roads with provisions that protect us. Instead, we see lip service paid to climate change, while we build more and bigger roads. Incredibly, new road construction and refurbishment or expansion of existing roads marches on without meaningful consideration of all users. Not even children walking or cycling to and from school are seriously considered."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Can downtown arenas co-exist
with fine-grained walking streets?

Read more: Rogers Place has 104th St. district wondering how things will change | Edmonton Journal

RT @BrentToderian —
The truth about a city's aspirations isn't found in its vision. It's found in its budget.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

eMail to Nanaimo Mayor / Councillors —
Old City Quarter dedicated rental
project on Selby Street

From @ottawacity —
A Quick Clear Explanation: Why Parking Minimums Hurt Cities #shoupistas

Monday, September 12, 2016

#Nanaimo eTown Hall to Discuss the Core Services Review Final Report #NanaimoTH

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

From CityLab — A Quick, Clear Explanation for Why Parking Minimums Hurt Cities

Of all the cities across North America relaxing their developer parking requirements, none can boast a PSA on the topic as clear and concise as Ottawa’s 90-second “Review of Minimum Parking Standards” video. The clip accompanies a larger public discussion Ottawa has been having all year about new parking rules. The existing zoning codes, established half a century ago, require developers to create a certain amount of parking based on the type of building in the works—the sort of “parking minimums” found in so many cities. Ottawa wants to reduce or eliminate those outdated minimums for development that occurs in inner urban areas or near transit corridors, in line with a new city plan adopted in 2013. Read more: A Quick, Clear Explanation for Why Parking Minimums Hurt Cities

Saturday, September 3, 2016