Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garbage Bin Arrival

What's this blockage being caused by?

Why the arrival of garbage bins.

Garbage bins in front of a house on William.

More on flickr.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Authorized Graffiti?

I noticed an interesting stencil on the side of a building: City of Winnipeg Authorized Graffiti Area.
Bogus or real?
(This was found at 405 Ellice between Kennedy and Edmonton.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Weeds in Grate

Where a tree no longer grows, there are weeds.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Newspaper Boxes

Some people just need their own newspaper boxes.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Departure Not Discouraging

Well, after reading the March 19 post of West End Dumplings where the manager says disparaging things about the West End, I'm not surprised to see this:
Yes, J.S. Furniture is attempting to sell their building. I doubt they are going to sell their warehouse down the alley (which is very inexpensive for them to keep).
I never went into JS Furniture; the storefront wasn't inviting and they didn't look like they had anything I wanted. I suppose the store is slightly better than a pawn shop?

Go ahead, JS, leave the neighbourhood, we won't miss you.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Questionable Renovations and Flow

The University of Winnipeg renovated a theatre on the edge of their campus. The entry on Memorial was deemed insufficient and has been closed up. Instead, they offer a long ramp off a side entrance. 

If there is a lineup down this ramp, a person in a wheelchair could have difficulties (breaking and pushing on an incline doesn't sound easy to me). And this doesn't seem like it will be easy to leave in case of emergencies.
At least there's bike parking. And preventing entry from Memorial, where there is not a safe drop off spot (traffic flows quickly by this area), may have been a smart move. But I have yet to be convinced that this new entrance is sufficient.

I also want to show the nearby door for the main buildings of UofW.

No Entry. And I didn't take a photo of the middle of the block where there is a lovely chain-link fence. 
So don't think about going to the the main campus buildings from the theatre!

Monday, February 23, 2009

An idea

From Velorution, a proposed planning target:

“Make any three kilometre cycling journey in the city safe for a nine year old to ride by him/herself.”

Link includes a short video about Copenhagen, and what we can learn from the Danish experience.

Thanks to reader Chris H. for the post suggestion.