Transportation

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

Why everyone benefits by building the LRT

A very important angle is missing from the ongoing debate about the LRT in Waterloo Region. The LRT benefits everyone. Even if you never step foot on the LRT, you come out ahead. And not by a photo finish. By a wide margin! 1.You save money! Yes, the estimated $818 million cost of the LRT […]

Kitchener’s planning around rapid transit stations is underway

I read an interesting article on the weekend in the Kitchener Citizen‘s East Edition. It contains information about the City of Kitchener’s preparations for development around the light rail transit stations. I’d like to share this information with other citizens of Kitchener. This article gives you a heads up the coming process to plan around […]

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

Day 5: Building healthy, sustainable communities benefits us all

When we hear the word health, we automatically think of physical health or maybe psychological health. We think: doctors, hospitals, dentists. We think working out, vitamins and medicines. But that’s a narrow definition of health and only begins to touch upon what contributes to our overall health. When we think of healthy communities, we might reach for […]

Align Region of Waterloo budget decisions with its established directions

The following are comments I made in a presentation to the Region of Waterloo Council at a meeting last night to get input on its 2014 budget. Here’s a link to the video version of the evening. My presentation starts at 1:19.   Look at staffing costs for savings I agree with Councillor Doug Craig. […]

How to get to the Aud

Hockey season is back! Time for an updated look at how to get to the Aud. Over the past year, a couple of hundred people or more have looked to this blog for information on parking and transportation alternatives for the Aud so I figure I should present the most current information available. Folks are […]

Let’s open Margaret Avenue bridge to pedestrians & cyclists

Let’s open Margaret Avenue bridge to pedestrians & cyclists

Why is the City of Kitchener preventing residents from walking or cycling across the Margaret Avenue bridge if railway companies consider it safe enough for trains to travel under it? Quite properly the city acted quickly to close the bridge when it confirmed there was a risk of collapse. According to media reports, both the […]

LRT critics should be using public transit

LRT critics should be using public transit

A letter I read in last Saturday’s Record inspired me to write the following letter that appeared today: Advocates for light rail transit should use public transit said Mark Sommer in his letter to the editor. He’s right. That’s part of the reason why public transit is a part of my transportation mix along with […]