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Walking Queen Street

Walking Queen Street

Yesterday urban planners Asher Mercer (Urban ID Consulting) and Edward Nixon (EN Consulting Group) hosted a walk along Queen Street...

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Last week, our transport planning research group at the University of Amsterdam visited the Municipality of Maastricht (population 122,000), capital...

Pro-bike but anti-pedestrian?

Pro-bike but anti-pedestrian?

Cycling is growing in popularity every year, even in North America, where road engineering standards are often bike-unfriendly. Even in...

Lessons from Vancouver 2010

Lessons from Vancouver 2010

After all the media hype and local anti-Olympic sentiment, Vancouver is enjoying a rare opportunity during the 2010 Games. Not...

Walkability in your ‘hood

Walkability in your ‘hood

There are a number of indexes around that measure how easy it is to walk in your neighbourhood. Each seems...

A roundabout way of decreasing pedestrian safety

A roundabout way of decreasing pedestrian safety

Like many cities in North America, Vancouver is in a love affair with roundabouts. And why not: traffic engineers tell...

The half-truths of archibabble

The half-truths of archibabble

Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architect and “Canada’s most famous architect”, died May 20th at age 84. Quickly following the death of...