Posts Tagged ‘city’

For Whom the Road Tolls

July 7, 2009


Our dependence on cars is primitive. We have 3 million rich, technological people living together in Toronto who can’t build themselves more than two measly subway lines. On the grand scale of civilizations that’s pretty pathetic. European cities, subways all over the place, damn subway can drop you off in your own basement.
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Cycling in Toronto

June 11, 2009


I bike past a sign on my way home from work that says “traffic must yield to pedestrians”. It’s good to know the city is asking drivers to brake when people are walking in front of their cars. All we need now is for the municipality to educate the public with signs saying: “motorists not allowed to kill cyclists”. (more…)

Close the Toronto Island Airport

April 29, 2009


Cities don’t allow airports near the downtown core for many obvious reasons. Here in Toronto we continue to allow the lucrative Toronto Island airport to expand; yesterday another expansion was announced by airport owners: Porter Airlines. Our green spaces are shrinking and our city is becoming increasingly ugly- all so that Bay Street businesspeople can cut 20 minutes off their travel time to catch a flight. (more…)

Parking a Car in the City.

April 19, 2009


How to avoid getting tickets, following these simple tricks will keep you safe from the yellow menace:

1) Poop all over your windshield. (more…)

Building Energy Conservation

January 19, 2009

Live in a cold climate, a common cityscape has tall buildings shooting steam up into the sky during extreme cold to vent pressure in their heating systems. Solutions? Build a green roof, seal the structure in for winter, and heat it with the excess steam during cold snaps. You could also process and feed the energy back into the building. Maybe have it turn a small generator that charges the boss’s laptop. (more…)

Pedestrian

December 24, 2008

Good way to get people out of their cars; make it easier to be a pedestrian. I went shopping for some gifts today, needed to hit a mall and home depot. I don’t own a car, so i can only get there by transit and risk my life going from one store to the other (more…)