Moving Beyond the Automobile

Imagining the future of transportation

Lessons from Amsterdam: How to make cycling easy and fun

At home in Toronto, I ride my bike all the time. I ride for commuting, for leisure, for travel, and for shopping. Most of the time I wouldn’t dare ride … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 43 Comments

More Learnings from Amsterdam: Day 4

“The goal of this course is to be confused, but on a higher level. We expect you to go home not with answers, but with the ability to ask better … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Early Learnings from Amsterdam: Day 1

What are the key elements of success for building a city for bikes? Why are Amsterdam and Copenhagen leaders in cycling rates, while other European and North American cities lag … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Way we Talk about Traffic Deaths is All Wrong

Our roads suffer a lot of traffic deaths, and Toronto is no exception. In 2015, 64 people were killed on Toronto’s roads, and the majority of these victims were the … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Using Big Data to Improve Public Transit

Recent technology innovations are enabling transit agencies to collect customer data and intelligence like never before.

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cyclists vs. Drivers – Toronto Edition

A closer look at who really pays for road and transportation infrastructure in Toronto.

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Summer Ride

Imagine you’re coasting effortlessly down a gentle slope. There’s a cool breeze washing across your face – just enough to keep you comfortable in the mid-July heat. You’re surrounded by … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

I Just Made My First Delivery for Uber, and it was Awesome

Thanks to the sharing economy, I can get paid to do something I already do for free!

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Time to go all-in on Hamilton LRT

The project will deliver a wealth of benefits to Hamilton, but if we take a lukewarm approach to implementing it, the outcomes of this billion-dollar investment will be less than ideal.

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hamilton Pier 7 + 8 Urban Design Study: Good, but not yet Great

Using traditional planning and engineering standards to build a community for the future will almost certainly lead to traditional outcomes.

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment