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Things Are Good: Public Transit Makes Cities Safer

Obviously public transit is great for getting people around cities and is a very scalable traffic solution. One spinoff of a good public transit system is that the streets get safer. In Canada he number of collisions increases every year with the vast majority of these collisions the result of driver error. With public . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Public Transit Makes Cities Safer

PostArctica: Walk # 16

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 16

PostArctica: Walk # 12

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 12

PostArctica: Walk # 6 – Over The Mountain

“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” ― Bridget […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 6 – Over The Mountain

PostArctica: Walk # 5 –

“Walkers are ‘practitioners of the city,’ for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 5 –

PostArctica: Walk # 3 – The Road To Miron

  How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 3 – The Road To Miron

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: How Small Green Team Can Transform Large Corporation

Small green teams tasked with transforming large corporations, governments, cities, and neighborhoods face some tough challenges. TD Bank’s three-person green team employed a range of strategies to inject sustainability thinking into 27,000 employees dispersed in 1,300 locations. I find four of their tactics very smart and can be readily adapted by green teams everywhere.

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cartoon life: Just say no to 0%

There’s a thread of an idea around this city that every incumbent city councillor needs disposal in the next election. Well, there are a few good ones, and there are some who need removal. The whole ‘throw them all out’ idea needs some sound second thought.

This is my contribution to that.

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cartoon life: The #ldnont 2013 budget: Gang of Eight

First: The images were treated in Popsicolor and brought into ProCreate for layering and painting. Two wonderful apps. Second: The images have a Creative Commons 3.0 Copyright. Third: It is surprising how partisan they have become with the addition of the red paint spots.

They said they could get four straight years of . . . → Read More: cartoon life: The #ldnont 2013 budget: Gang of Eight

Art Threat: Oil makes for a slippery slope

Today marks the start of a five day hearing process about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. About 330 speakers will have 10 minutes each to address the panel responsible for reviewing the $6-billion Enbridge project.

A couple years ago Canadian musician City and Colour wrote the song “At The Bird’s Foot”, a beautiful . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Oil makes for a slippery slope

cartoon life: The gang of eight: in charge of #ldnont

Filed under: caricature, cartoons, digital, drawings, London Tagged: Brian Orser, Bud Polhill, caricature, city, City council, Dale Henderson, Denise Brown, Gang of Eight, Joe Fontana, Joe Swan, Paul Van Meer Bergen, politics, Sandy White

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Things Are Good: Why Drivers Don’t Understand Cyclists

As an average cyclist I often find it confusing when drivers get their hate on for sustainable transit. Anyone who knows anything about the environment or living in an urban centre would acknowledge that bicycle infrastructure is important and creates a more vibrant city than car-dominated streets.

Yet, car drivers still demand more . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Why Drivers Don’t Understand Cyclists