Founder, Markee Developments. Former Chief Planner, Toronto. Distinguished Visitor in Planning Emeritus, University of Toronto.
http://www.markeedevelopments.com 09-01-2011 01:28:58
Remarkable women in Canadian urbanism, including Toronto's Becky Katz.
Jennifer Keesmaat Same. Grew up in Toronto, although I'm a bit of an outlier, I didn't get a license until I was 28 and working in Sauga.
Jennifer Keesmaat Me too. I didn’t get my license until I was 30 & one of my daughters is now 43 and still ruminating over the thought.
Jennifer Keesmaat Shirley Turnbull I didn’t learn to drive when younger, Lived & worked in the town centre, didn’t see the point. Fast forward 15 years, living in a suburb (wouldn’t want to move back to town), reliant on public transport & struggling with the cost of driving lessons.
Needs can change.
Jennifer Keesmaat 'Wait till they can drive' == wait until we are made of money and can afford multiple cars, insurance, parking, and fuel?
Jennifer Keesmaat I was once that 12 year old and at 32 feel even more strongly about never being car dependent. No licence and have made car-free life work in a few different cities and towns. It's exciting to see so many young people pushing back against car dependency!
Jennifer Keesmaat I was so lucky. I learned road riding early (11yo) and cycled everywhere in and around Georgetown and north Etobicoke. Once in 1986 I cycled from Rexdale to Ballinafad. However, the roads were not congested and much safer. I did get my license although I didn’t have a car. 1/2