Per-Capita Commuter Stats?


Traffic Jam It seems to me we have a traffic problem in Winnipeg. Of course, we’re glad we don’t have to put up with traffic the way that Toronto and Vancouver do, or any other larger city. But I wonder if there any stats comparing the rush-hour traffic delay on a per-capita basis? If rush hour in Winnipeg adds 20 minutes in a city of 700,000, is that better or worse than adding 45 minutes to the commute time in a city of 4million? Something tells me we have more traffic delay than we should have, and that this actually inhibits our growth as a city.

The Ingredients of Innovation

I enjoyed a recent post on Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership Blog about innovation — Wally contends that ideas are easy, but innovation requires work. He quotes Robert Tucker, who said: “Anyone who has ever taken a shower has had a good idea.” He may be right… I had a great idea in the shower today too… and a good strategic one at that. The ground he covers from there is to illustrate how some ideas die on the table, and others get killed.