Category Archives: Regions

Days numbered for York University GO Station

York University GO Station was my local train station for many years.  But for most of that time, I never used it because it was only served by two trains per weekday, which were not at useful times for me. … Continue reading

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Neglecting pedestrians in Vaughan Centre

This afternoon I visited Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to see the progress in one of the largest urban transformations underway in Ontario. The City of Vaughan, with a lot of help from York Region and the Province of Ontario, is turning … Continue reading

Posted in Traffic Signals, York | 9 Comments

Richmond-Adelaide cycle track review

In November 2011, City of Toronto council voted to introduce separated bicycle lanes on Richmond Street, Adelaide Street, Simcoe Street and Peter Street, creating a continuous network of bicycle routes through the core of the city.  Prior to the Richmond-Adelaide bicycle … Continue reading

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A new design for University Avenue and Keats Way – Waterloo

When I was in my third year at the University of Waterloo, I lived in the west end of town, off Keats Way.  My commute by bicycle commute was generally quite enjoyable by North American standards, it took place almost … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quay Boulevard Cycle Track: Reconciling cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I gave a quick overview of the new Queens Quay Boulevard bicycle path, which has been completed between Spadina Avenue and Bay Street in Toronto.  It is a joy to ride, being laterally separated from motor traffic as well as … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quay Boulevard Cycle Track: Introducing Toronto’s new waterfront boulevard

On Friday June 19th 2015, Queens Quay Boulevard was officially re-opened.  Through years of design, consultation and construction, the street was transformed from an ordinary road to a grand boulevard. The project, led by Waterfront Toronto, was to completely redesign the central … Continue reading

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Critique of Westheights Drive road diet plan – Kitchener

Westheights Drive is a “community collector street” providing access to the Forest Heights neighbourhood in southwest Kitchener.  It is currently a 4 lane street, with parking permitted in the curb lanes. A look at the streetscape quickly reveals that it is … Continue reading

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