30 May 2010
Three trips to the registrar's offices (40 mins. round trip by bike) and several panicked phone calls later, I'm finally registered for CAST 3810Y: Community-based research project. I'm the only student doing a project with the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education this summer, so the people at the dean's and registrar's offices were not sure what to do with me.
25 May 2010
City streets and trails
- Trail links expanding in the fall [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Millenium Park new entrance cost $160K [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Lansdowne, Brealey to get bicycle lanes or paths [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Gas tax boosts buses [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Why not try biking to work? [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Area ideal for cycling [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Metrolinx study will kill Peterborough train, says local MP [ Toronto Star ]
- Peterborough train could cost $1.5B, Metrolinx says [ Metro News Toronto ]
- Metrolinx wants cash for other projects: MP [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Chamber questions findings [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Rail service possible within budget: MP [ Peterborough Examiner ]
- Ontario urged to reduce dependence on transport fuels [ Globe & Mail]
17 May 2010
Welcome. This is a place to think about the future of transportation in small cities.
Author: Brett Throop
About me: Undergraduate in Canadian Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, ON. My main research interests are in urban planning and municipal governance. I get around by foot, bicycle, bus, and from time-to-time my mom's minivan.
Research project: As a summer project (for course credit) I am researching transportation planning in the city of Peterborough (pop. 74,898). The city is currently updating its transportation plan to comply with provincial planning legislation; my project aims to contribute to this process by encouraging collaboration between stakeholders (including citizens, community orgs., and the city), identifying transportation planning best practices, and highlighting the strengths and identifying the weaknesses of Peterborough's transportation network. The final aim is to promote an active, accessible and diverse transportation network for the city of Peterborough.
Stay posted here for ideas about the future of transportation in Peterborough and other small cities.