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Once more, the streets

Friday, December 10th, 2010

While I promised myself, for sanity’s sake, to forgo paying attention to city politics, the City of Victoria‘s endorsement last night of a transportation proposal has me back at square one. Meaning what? Meaning I’m scratching my head, wondering what’s in the water around here. The endorsed plan – proposed by BC Transit – would […]

Congestion is our friend

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Gordon Price deconstructed “Motordom” during a recent presentation. One question especially continues to resonate, both in relation to sustainable transportation planning and to Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge.

Inbetween places

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Strip malls are the inbetween places produced through car-centric (mis-)planning, and will be the hardest places to bring to adaptive re-use. So ugly they can’t be directly looked at, we avoid seeing them lest we turn to stone.

Notes: Traffic volume, hormone levels

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

When I was at yesterday’s Committee of the Whole at City Hall, I listened to the City’s engineers talk about cars and vehicular traffic, and how it relates to the question of whether or not to keep Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge (also known as the Blue Bridge). Out of the blue (this being the color […]

Some Monday links

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Via an affair with urban policy, I just discovered CitySkip (the blog), which posted some uncanny YouTube videos. First, there’s a film by Colourfield Productions (Dortmund, Germany) about Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic man characterised as an “art savant” and “human camera.” The film chronicles how he was taken on a 45 minute helicopter flight over […]

The Russians are coming? But will WE ever have a fixed link?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The Times Online reports that Russia plans $65bn tunnel to America. Yes, not only does Russia plan a floating nuclear power plant (now there’s a bad idea if ever there was one), but now some folks there have a tunnel under the Bering Strait in mind. Ok, so you could eventually take a train from […]

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