Category Archives: Infrastructure

City gov’t: understand your basic job

Consider a city that has taken gradual steps (albeit without a sense of priorities) this year to maintain essential infrastructure, e.g., roads, sewers, water mains, within a regular budget.  (The basic responsibility of a city government.)  That city in its … Continue reading

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Lorne Crescent is smoother than Colborne Street

If a city is in the business of providing and looking after essential infrastructure, such as roads, a smart city knows that that is its prime responsibility. To maintain roads a smart city follows the hierarchy of roads.  Baring an … Continue reading

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Mohawk Lake clean up: priorities anyone?

Brantford, Ontario’s latest flavour-of-the-month sexy project is the proposed clean up of Mohawk Lake and canal.  Some politicians love to regale themselves and their groupies in such projects–they look good in campaign literature and make headlines.  (Road maintenance, sewer maintenance, lead-free drinking water systems, … Continue reading

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Arterial road, arterial road, arterial road

The stretch of Brantford’s Murray St. (between Colborne St. and Dalhousie St.) looks good.  Watermain, sanitary sewer and storm sewer upgrades were recently completed.  This work needed to be done. Unfortunately, here we have another instance of a collector road,  Murray … Continue reading

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Arterial takes precedence over collector, part 2

Here’s a close look at the condition of a collector road (Shellards Lane, Brantford, Ontario):   Here’s a close look at the condition of an artieral road (Colborne St., Brantford, Ontario):   Here’s a close look at the condition of … Continue reading

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