Category Archive: Urbanism

People Streets; Living Streets; Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

What happens to downtown streets when the Farmers Market leaves its winter location at City Hall for fresh air?   What happens to intersections on Farmers Market Saturday?   A transition, from street… Continue reading

Cycling Traffic Growth and Advocates

As cycling advocates we spend significant time for the purpose of realizing significant growth of cycling traffic in our cities, provinces, and country.  As advocates, significant growth will only come from focusing on… Continue reading

Calgary Cycle Track – Business Tries to Block Cyclists on Stephens Walk

From the Calgary Herald:   “a proposal to allow bikes on Stephen Avenue Walk is drawing criticism” from the Calgary Downtown Association. “Maggie Schofield, the executive director of the Calgary Downtown Association, supports… Continue reading

City of Calgary Downtown Cycle Track Network Plan, 2014

“2014-02-05:  Engaging both new and seasoned cyclists of all ages, as well as those who want to bike but may not feel comfortable, is what the city centre cycle track network is all… Continue reading

Single Home Suburban Sprawl or Densified Urbanism

Appreciating the net cash flow and life cycle cost of house ownership might influence more people to purchase or rent in more densified neighbourhoods within catchment areas of more frequent serviced transit routes… Continue reading

The Third Transportation Revolution and the Evolution of our Cities

Recently, Dr. Eric Miller from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Toronto spoke in Vancouver on the third revolution of transportation within cities.  If he had been teaching back when… Continue reading

Political Considerations that should be Part of Conditions for Approving a Transit Line

There has been too much tradition in building rapid transit lines as projects in themselves, without consideration for urban communities that will be services by this faster form of transportation.   The transit lines… Continue reading

Urban Local Streets; Supporting a People-Centred Approach;

from Local Streets to People Streets; in Support of Brownfields; the Opportunity for Greening; In a posting on an upcoming international conference in Stockholm on “Future of Places”, it is noted; “why cities… Continue reading

Time for Emotions: Thoughts of Separated Bike Lanes

the Thoughts of Separated Bike Lanes on a City Street Brings out the Emotions of Motorists and Cyclists   The Current Dialogue; Proposal for separated bike lanes (SBL) on 7th St. SW, Calgary… Continue reading

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Barcelona, Spain

Nice, France

Strasbourg, France

Urban Community Planning for its Populace

Urban Community Planning People, Business, Community Spirit, Sustainability/Greening Leads to Land Use Its form, zoning, densification, distribution of lands – living, business, parks, green spaces, people spaces, and space for movement of people… Continue reading

New Bus-Cycling Lanes on Centre Street, Calgary AB

Calgary has recently installed bus-cycling lanes on sections of Centre Street.  The northbound bus-bicycle lane starts at 42nd Ave NW to Thorncrest Road NW.  The southbound bus-bicycle lane runs from 54th Ave NW… Continue reading