Solved – How the world’s great cities are fixing the climate crisis
Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently finished David Miller’s book ‘Solved’, a book in which David shares numerous examples of practical solutions that can be taken at a city level.
The Airport Parkway Should Not Be Widened
Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Ottawa is planning to widen the Airport Parkway with money from Developer Charges. Not so fast. There is quite a bit of concern about widening a road next to an already money losing Light Rail. Is there an alternative?
Cat eye lights built into a road (with video)
Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, when I was visiting the Netherlands, I drove home one night and noticed these interesting little lights at a roundabout. Of course I needed to know more about it and I returned a few nights later to check out what it was all about. Upon closer inspection, I noticed these were very flat cat eye lights built into the road deck. Decades ago, I remember you would sometimes see something similar in temporary lanes on highways, when there was work being done on the road. However, those were reflectors. Solar powered cat eye lights Technology improved and now [Read more…]
A food map of Merivale Road in Ottawa’s NeMa district
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Matt and I walked on Merivale Road in Ottawa last year I saw a number of restaurants I had never noticed before. After doing some research I thought I’d create a fun map of the area with a new name that is a nod to SoHo and Tribeca.
Colonel By makeover in downtown Ottawa
Reading Time: 4 minutes A bidirectional bike lane on Colonel By at Wellington St would be a welcome solution to an annoying missing cycling link. It is only 200 meters and it should be easy to implement.