In our 2014 Active Transportation Plan, Halifax council approved a network of local street bikeways throughout the city, and today we’ll get a glimpse of what that might actually mean. A local street bikeway (known in other places as bicycle boulevard or neighbourhood greenway) is a convenient route along local streets (sometimes crossing busier streets)...
Frank Palermo is a professor of planning, director of the Cities and Environment Unit at Dalhousie, and founding board member of the Planning and Design Centre (PDC), the originators of Switch: Open Street Sundays. Though he grew up in Toronto, he has been in Halifax for over 30 years, and loves it here. I’ve heard […]
I’m Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood transportation columnist, filling in for Tim today while he’s on assignment. News 1. Dal drops disciplinary action against Masuma Khan In a statement Wednesday,Vice-Provost Student Affairs Arig al-Shaibah announced she would be dropping the disciplinary action against Dal Student Union VP Masuma Khan over her now famous #whitefragilitycankissmyass Facebook […]
There were a few golden moments at the Art of City Building conference held yesterday at the Central Library, one in particular when architectural historian and critic Hans Ibelings shared a favourite cartoon: One planner says to another, “Let’s replace the mistakes of the past… with new ones.” The joke is relevant in Halifax these […]
Just before the last provincial election, the Nova Scotia Liberals announced a seven-year, $390 million commitment to highway building and twinning. It was a distinct change from the stance they had taken the previous year during tolling consultations, when they made clear that Nova Scotia could not afford to twin highways without collecting tolls. One […]
The latest Halifax Transit quarterly report came to council’s transportation committee last week, and as you may have read in Friday’s Morning File, the news wasn’t great. The stats show a continued decline in ridership numbers: a two per cent drop for April to June 2017 as compared to 2016. The drop, at least, is […]
It’s finally happening. The city has started planning its redo of the ghastly, despised Mumford Terminal. The city has hired Dillon Consulting for phase one: figuring out where the heck to put the thing, designing how it will work, and giving a rough guess at how much it will cost to build. Dillon needs to...
You will, I hope, be happy to know that 717 people in this city who make less than $33,000 a year were able to purchase a bus pass at a discount this September. Some of those 717 people are newly able to afford a pass to help them get to work, school, the grocery store, […]
The details are nebulous, but the more you read about autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, the more one message comes through loud and clear: The development and widespread use of AV is not an “if’,” but a “when,” and most importantly, a “how.” The when of course depends on what you mean by autonomous vehicles. CEOs...
I’m Erica Butler, your friendly neighbourhood Examiner transportation columnist, filling in for Tim this morning. News 1. Tire-burning “A handful of Colchester County residents will get their day in court next year to try and halt a one-year pilot project that would burn tires for fuel at the Lafarge Canada cement plant in Brookfield, 12 […]