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Making Alleys a Place for Play (Not Old Couches)

From Next City The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for Public Land. After all, alleys are often seen as forbidding places in…

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Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses

From Quartz That said, Google’s greatest shortcoming isn’t its technology, but how it has defined America’s transportation challenge. Our public transportation systems are running near historic highs in ridership, while using technology and business models from the 19th century. We should be upgrading these, not trying to fix America’s auto-dependent suburbs. Consider buses. These are…

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Looking back at the Saskatoon Transit Strike

I chose not to write anything about the lockout because as soon as it lifted, I got several versions of the in-camera discussions and to be honest, the stories shocked me.  Instead I put together some excellent posts, columns and articles from other people observing the lockout. The first comes from October 10th and is…

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Saskatoon Switches to a New Committee Structure

From the CBC Some big changes are coming to how Saskatoon city council operates. Starting this week, council meetings will be held once a month. Previously they were held every two weeks. The meetings will also be longer. Council meetings will now start at 1 pm, with the public hearings section to start at 6…