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Ready, Set, SCRAMBLE!!

Today marks the opening of the scramble intersection at Yonge and Dundas. Toronto wants to be at the forefront of North America’s transportation safety and is experimenting with these intersection. With the commissioning at 11am today, if this is a success there is a plan to open more within the city, including Yonge and Bloor. […]

Thoreau's Walden Inspires Me To Be Greener

An Ontario camping legend and friend of mine passed away recently. He was insprired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and taught us, his campers, to live that way. Ted believed that we could all be dreamer’s and around a campfire would sing “…and a dreamer keeps a dreamin’ ages long.” It has been a few […]

London's Congestion Charge Should Have Encouraged Smaller Vehicles

London was the pioneer in terms of the congestion chaarging scheme. In February of 2003 the first charges came into effect; a fee of £5 was chargeable during the hours of 7am to 6pm. The fee has increased to £8 per day and may be paid on a website, by SMS message, by phone or […]

My Day in Transit

This summer my goal was to reduce the amount of driving I did and use public transportation (which for me to get to and from work is a bus ride, followed by a subway ride and another bus ride, unless my awesome boyfriend drops me off at the subway!) or ride my bicycle.  Yesterday ended up as a […]

Toronto Prefers Efficiency

While heading off to an ultimate frisbee game last night I had the radio on for traffic updates trying to pick my best route to the field. There was a report stating that Torontonians typically preferred to drive fuel efficient cars over SUVs or other light trucks. What the report also stated was that although […]

And I'm off…

I’ve been living here in Toronto my whole life. Over the last ten years I’ve noticed a sharp increase in the amount of traffic congestion, pollution, and over all unpleasantness in the city. Having many opportunities to travel while I was pursuing my education I had the opportunity to see what other world cities were […]