Car culture has ruined cities with never ending traffic problems and made the streetscape untenable for modern living. Smog from cars kills too many people every year. Yet, we still see places looking backward and ensuring that this regressive car-focussed planning continues. Toronto is one such place with it’s obsession on keeping a decaying highway […]
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Nobody likes being stuck in traffic and in the recent past the solution was to build more roads (or add more lanes). Ironically this makes traffic worse as an increase in traffic capacity means more people will drive places. These narrow-minded solutions are still applied in some places like Toronto where Crack-Mayor removed bike lanes. . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Reducing Highway Size Doesn’t Negatively Impact Congestion
Car-dominated infrastructure is clearly bad for local communities, transit, the environment (local and global), and the economy. So why do so many places refuse to tear down crumbling urban highways? The addiction to the car is a powerful one in many parts of the world and we need to curb it.
Over at Firefly . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Urban Highways Should Be Torn Down; Replaced By Useful Space
This morning, I had to control my urge to laugh while reading: Affordable Housing Canada: Housing Boom, Government Cutbacks Create ‘Rent Squeeze’
by Rachel Mendleson in HuffPost Oct 4, 2012
I knew, the minute I read the headline, that the author probably lived in Ontario, or, at least, definitely not in BC It isn’t just . . . → Read More: Left Over: You Had Me (Choking) at Affordable…
Copenhagen is known as the most bicycle friendly city on the planet and they keep getting better. Recently, the capital of Denmark has created a bicycle superhighway that is separated from car-dominated roads. The network of highways is designed to get people in the suburbs to get out of their pollution producers and commute more . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Copenhagen Gets Bike Superhighway
Canadian LAVs, Afghanistan, by isafmedia
This week, Project Censored has released its annual list of top 25 censored news stories in a volume entitled Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010. An astounding article published by The Nation on November 11, 2009; How the US funds the Taliban, resurfaces as the main source . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Afghanistan: War, Power and Illusion