Walkability

It's Time For Toronto To Become A Car-Free City

Jon Packer | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As Toronto continues its rapid growth, the limitations of travel by car are becoming ever more apparent. Average commute times have increased to 33 minutes as the city's main arteries struggle to keep up with the more than 1.1 million (2011) vehicles on city roads each day. While the rhetoric around change has been positive, action has been achingly slow.

Toronto Transit Solutions No One Is Talking About

Jon Packer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Public transit alone will not solve our congestion problems or improve the health of our cities. Here then is a selection of transit solutions NOT making headlines in Toronto's municipal elections.

This One Simple Change Can Reduce Urban Crime

Jon Packer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

The perceived broken window theory is that poorly maintained areas lead to vandalism and increasingly more serious crimes. Creating well-lit, walkable communities that encourage pedestrian traffic and neighbourly interaction, as well as cycle path safety are critical in building a civic pride culture that will reduce crime.

Where Is Canada's Most Walkable City?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living

Canada, it's time to get out and stretch your legs — but if you're on the west coast, you're probably already doing that. Walk Score, the Seattle...