Parking Report – details on downtown parking availability

A lot of people have been sharing the Halifax Magazine story about parking, so I thought there would be some interest in the actual findings that showed temporary parking availability at lunch. Here is the study on parking.

Information about proposed Vernon/Seymour bikeway

There is a lot of misinformation being shared around right now about the potential impacts of the Vernon/Seymour leg of the new north/south cycle corridor.   There is a rumour that Vernon is losing all of its parking. Here is what is actually happening – At this point there is no plan to strip parking from Vernon.  Right off the top there will just be shared lane markings and signs (see below) and then later possibly a local street bikeway, which read more

How to grow a city without sprawl

Urban sprawl threatens the financial future of HRM and negatively impacts the quality of life of our residents. But HRM isn’t following its own plan to prevent it. We can do better. What is sprawl? “Urban Sprawl is low density, automobile dependent development beyond the edge of service and employment areas” (Policy Almanac). It means “endless pavement, long commutes and traffic jams, and high social and infrastructure costs. Continued sprawl threatens the health of our families, our communities, and the read more

April sunshine means meetings, and knocking on doors!

It’s been a busy month both campaigning and academically, with end of term rapidly approaching at my day job and also in the course I am taking this semester at SMU. I’ve been out in the community, knocking on doors, attending meetings and working to get to know more people in the community, and listening to your concerns. Neighbours are concerned about taxes, traffic, and glad to see the Metro Transit strike has ended.  Residents in the district express concerns read more