24 June 2010

Calming George Street

A few years ago the City identified George Street south of the railway tracks as an area in need of traffic calming. It's a busy spot where people cross the street to get to Tim Hortons and the Beer Store. It's also where the trail along the old railway crosses the river from East City.

The rendering below was commissioned by the City and depicts what a calmer George Street could look like. 

Thanks to Clifford McCarten at Peterborough Green Up for sending me these!

15 June 2010

Oh, and did you see my Twitter feed?

People seem surprised that I'm using Twitter to share my research findings. But Twitter isn't the time waster its name implies. Yes, you can follow the comings and goings of celebrities. Yes, many people post inane details from their lives (in quick succession one night a friend posted “Getting ready to go the bar,” “Heading to the bar,” “At the bar”).

What many are realizing, though, is that Twitter is also a useful tool for governments, businesses and researchers to share information. Frequent, short “status updates” or tweets keep users up to date on everything from city council meeting to store sales to... research projects.

10 June 2010

The art of traffic calming

Cobourg may be the traffic calming capital of Ontario. Numerous residential streets in the downtown, and notably one arterial road (Ontario St.), have been given traffic calming features in recent years.

Traffic calming features are designed to slow down traffic, making streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists. They help make streets places to live and socialize, rather than just pass through. Speed bumps, extended curbs, and the elimination of one-way streets are all traffic calming techniques.

07 June 2010

Transportation Headlines - road construction season is here

City street and trails 

Inter-city connections
Other news