Ward 14 Bikes is joining several organizations in Toronto asking the City to consider re-balancing road space to active transportation during Covid-19 isolation periods.
By Michael Holloway, October 21, 2018 3:34 AM When Transportation Division engineers model traffic flows on their computers using massive data-bases, they model traffic across the city that moves as many cars as possible. While that may be appropriate in the areas of the City outside the old City of Toronto that were built for … Continue reading With regard to Transportation Modeling, Toronto & East York Precinct is ‘Special’
By Michael Holloway, April 8, 2014 2:04 PM Ward 30 Bikes asked the City of Toronto Open Data portal for any Bike Count Data they had for Ward 30. We received five data sets: Martin Goodman Trail East (5 days) Lake Shore / Logan (9 days) Lower Don Trail at Queen Street Bridge (6 days) … Continue reading City of Toronto Bicycle Count Data – Plotted on Line Graphs
By Michael Holloway, March 30, 2014 8:15 PM At development meetings I get into trouble advocating for bike parking. What they want to demolish – 1327 Queen East (right) and 1329 Queen East. The houses to the east of this are included in this proposal. They would disappear as well. (Image via The Ashbridge's Neighbourhood … Continue reading "I advocate for "Liveable Cities" Re-development; therefore I advocate for GREAT Bicycle Parking."
By Michael Holloway, February 28, 2014 11:11 AM Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher, City Staff and Ward 30 Bikes conduct a site visit to see if it's possible to create an cut-through on this Traffic Island - Felstead Avenue, one block West of the Greenwood Bike Lanes, four blocks South of Danforth. Below we're measuring … Continue reading Proposed Felstead Avenue Filtered Access for Bicycles – Site Visit
By Michael Holloway, February 26, 2014 9:23 PM I took a bicycle ride and made a map that shows how the Felstead Ave route 'cut-through' can connect several existing Cycle Infrastructure via On-Street Routes and Informal Connections - some of which also provide opportunities for better Quality connections. @Ward30Bikes - Felstead Ave Connections Map The … Continue reading Felstead Ave Connections & Opportunities for better Quality Connections
By Michael Holloway, February 15, 2014 12:53 AM I've been through planning. What I saw is democracy filtered out reality. Here's the thing: The Tragically Hip: "Now For Plan A" Sounds like Eno. Bigger. If we plan to plan out of hell - will the hell we live in be the opal we see out … Continue reading "Nothing short of everything" – i hate my life; I hate this thing
By Michael Holloway, February 6, 2014 11:18 PM Yesterday I posted this notice in Facebook at the City of Toronto Cycling site: Future of the Gardiner Expressway East - Public Forum #3 Toronto Reference Library (The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon) 789 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 Thursday, 6 February 2014 6:30 PM to … Continue reading Future of the Gardiner Expressway East – Public Forum #3 – money, jobs and fanciful artists’ renderings enable thousands of car trips
By Michael Holloway, February 4, 2014 9:55 PM Learning through reading, walk-abouts and writing: Bouchette Street, Logan Avenue & Carlaw Avenue --- Commissioners to Dundas I did a walk-about of the 'South of Eastern Employment Area' in a corridor which includes Carlaw Ave, Logan Ave - and south of Lake Shore, a possible connection from … Continue reading Queen St., Logan, Port Lands, South of Eastern, Dundas/Carlaw Corridor – a walk-about to discover North-South Cycling Opportunities
By Michael Holloway, December 26, 2013 8:05 PM For example: "Sick of congestion? Build roads, not transit" The Globe and Mail - Dec. 26 2013 - - by Brian Lee Crowley As noted in a post here earlier, representatives of the dinosaur industrial economic sectors are gearing up to paint the Bicycle as the source … Continue reading Full Court Press Against New Urbanisms’ Complete Streets Underway across North America