Not much need for community escalators in Regina (maybe parts of Moose Jaw), but there are other tips in this video for how Regina should think about its streets and community spaces.
If you ever drive through Broad St. N where the school zone is, and wonder why you feel like you should speed, it’s because there is no tree canopy and the street is much too wide at over 6 lanes across. Having a dedicated transit lane, and bike lanes on Broad St. would narrow it sufficiently to make it more appealing to walk or bike down, which improves safety too.
Coinciding with the 5 Days for the Homeless charity fundraiser, was another event at the University of Regina Friday afternoon. I caught the last half of it for you, and there were some really interesting comments from the audience and panel members.
When they were mentioning food banks, I felt like pointing out how grocery stores in Regina compact their trash, which actually contains hundreds of pounds of unexpired and edible food. The Food Bank didn’t usually send volunteers to pick up surplus bread products from a local grocery store (before it closed permanently 2 years ago).
This is great news for Regina. It’s a good night, where students have become the largest single stakeholder in Regina Transit, and will contribute immensely to improving transit in our city. This of course helps the ~85% of people who drive themselves around the city, because it makes that activity possible without traffic jamming quite as much. Continue reading
Last night was the first of 3 evenings at Queen City Hub for urban planning fans.
Why is it safe biking infrastructure is fought by the media, while they don’t grill even a politician who wants to spend millions more on private automobile infrastructure?
It concerns me that a school division gave into cowardly Regina parents who succumbed to threats in terrorist propaganda, and media hype about it.
Stand up to fear, and set a better example for those children kept from their field trip.
Regina isn’t alone in pervasive hysteria about a non-threat to our safety. Here’s a scared person in Lethbridge:
I hope speaking out about the really awful media coverage around this story, and its failure to properly put the threats into context, will help us move past this dark time in Canada’s history.