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We need physical separation: I have been on Twitter this morning and there is a picture of a mother and daughter riding their bikes on the sidewalk. Seeing that reminded me of the pictures that I had taken outside the place we were staying at in Chicago’s Loop district (downtown). The bike lane is a bit better in Chica...
Book Review: Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places by Jeff Speck Published by Island Press ISBN 978 1 61091 898 5 Paperback I was really delighted to get an actual book, as opposed to an ebook. And this one really ought to be on the desk of every city planner, urbanist and advocate. It was a genuine pleasure to ...
Book Review: “Reimagining Our Tomorrows”: Making Sure Your Future Doesn’t Suck by Joe Tankersley Published by Unique Visions Inc ISBN 978 1 7326281 2 0  US$10.99 paperback “Futurist Joe Tankersley explores a world where technology is used for good and we have the resources to build communities that care.” I have been doing quite a few b...
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Please vote for ALR farmland defenders in the 2018 election of Richmond Council: Bulletin, Oct 19: Pro-Farmland candidates say, “Limit ALR house size in Richmond to the BC limit.” That will protect farmland FOR farmers but AGAINST speculators. All FARMERS will remain able to exceed the limit. And the limit allows a huge house: 500 square metres = almost 5,400 square feet). Vo...
Farm Fest rejoices in Garden City Lands crops: Farm Fest on Saturday, August 11, 2018, was a great day for the Garden City Lands. All around, people were obviously having a wonderful time, and the exhibitors like Richmond FarmWatch and the Garden City Conservation Society were delighted with all the interaction. Citizens were learning while b...
KPU seed lab puts Garden City Lands farm on leading edge: The new farm infrastructure and seed lab for the Kwantlen Polytechnic University research and teaching farm on the Garden City Lands are very consistent with the Richmond citizens?? vision that kept the lands in the ALR. A million-dollar investment is funded about one-third by the organic seed i...
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The ill conceived Surrey LRT and the missed regional transit opportunity: Ill conceived, since according to Translink [1], The proposed Surrey L line (Guilford, Surrey central newton, titled LRT 4 in the transit study), was among the poorest options Translink has studied for Surrey. An option which will saddle translink with increased operation cost without matching r...
Arbutus corridor and accessibility: a straw man argument?: the debate is framed like it: to be against a blacktop path  is to be against accessibility. Accessibility for all activities or all abilities? It is no secret that the debate is mainly  geared by the Vancouver cycling community, and the main local organization, HUB, has made clear its visi...

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