The Ontario Traffic Man is my new personal blog, where I will be predominantly exploring transportation issues in Ontario. I decided to expand beyond my other blogging spot at WaterlooBikes in order to indulge my more technical interests as well as to expand my scope beyond Waterloo Region.
On this blog you may expect to find items such as
- Alternate designs for real-life intersections
- Commentary on Ontario traffic policy
- Reviews of bicycle routes in Ontario
- Critiques of planned road projects
My primary inspirations for this blog have been Bicycle Dutch, and The Ranty Highwayman. They are both fascinating and well-written, and I recommend them to anyone interested in cycling infrastructure and roadway design.
The site’s title is a play on the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM), the guiding document for roadway design in Ontario. I’m generally quite fond of the manual, though it falls short in a few areas, most notably with cycling infrastructure.
So, here we go!