Media advisory: Development Options Halifax, a volunteer citizens’ group continues to prepare 3-D graphics and models for proposed developments unlike anything the city or public has seen. These accurately illustrate some of the largest developments in the history of the Peninsula in their neighbourhood context.
Tynette Deveaux attended two Halifax public hearings prior to approving three new highrises on the Halifax Peninsula. “I don’t know at what point our democracy was hijacked, but it has been,” she writes.
Media release: A Halifax citizens’ group dedicated to better public engagement on urban development intends to appear at the upcoming Sept 7 public hearing before HRM Council to oppose two developments that it calls “monstrous.”
Martyn Williams writes to members of the Halifax Transportation Standing Committee who are discussing the annual road safety framework report today at 1pm. “The municipality is not experiencing a traffic flow or congestion crisis. It is experiencing a road safety crisis that is disproportionately affecting people who are most vulnerable.”
A sidewalk closure on Young Street requires pedestrians, wheelchair and mobility scooter users to take a detour of more than 500 metres to access essential services.Staff and leadership must dig deeper and look further to ensure their policies and approach to access and infrastructure includes everyone and prioritizes the least able in much more than words and aspirations.
Media release: HRM’s response to significant public concerns over two massive Spring Garden Road high-rises that will overwhelm and negatively impact the entire historic Carlton Street neighbourhood has been to give the developers even more height.
Ian MacIntosh, a much loved resident of Sydney, Cape Breton, was struck while crossing legally on a signalized intersection crosswalk outside the Cape Breton Regional hospital on George Street by a driver turning left. He died one week later, aged 66. Martyn Williams takes a closer look at what happened and what lessons we should learn. “This accident should never have happened,” Ian’s widow Kathryn (Kathy) MacIntosh tells Martyn.
Gabrielle Peters reflects on accessibility, the totally unique and amazing Bill C-7 filibuster, the silence of the left, and crip culture, crip space, crip love and crip rage.
Yet another pedestrian hit by a car on a marked crosswalk. Halifax decision-makers must wake up to a very obvious reality – vulnerable road user safety infrastructure at the most dangerous locations is essential, not optional.
Cities that prioritize the movement of people over cars truly benefit in all respects. This year’s theme for the United Nations Road Safety Week is 30 km/h speed limits by design and law on all roads where traffic and people mix.