A Swedish plan to pad the pockets of cyclists – using money taken from drivers – could be imported to Toronto, says a local transportation expert. Officials in Stockholm, Sweden, are considering taking a portion of the revenue earned by its congestion zone program – which charges drivers a fee to access the city’s core – and giving it to cyclists in the form of credits for things like winter tires and tune-ups.
As part of our Toronto on Track project, Metro has created statistical snapshots of existing, planned or potential rapid transit stations across the city. The results offer a tour of Toronto at track level and raise pressing questions about who is – and who isn't – being served by transit. In a basement barber shop across the street from Bessarion Station, an argument is brewing about transit. "This used to be a great neighbourhood.
Urban renewal is brewing in Pittsburgh, Pa.On the advice of some urbanist friends, I visited the rust belt city over the Easter long weekend. I basked in the art and architecture on offer, and checked out Pittsburgh’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Throwing back a pint is hardly an unusual vacation activity, but in Steel City, it’s where you imbibe that’s interesting. I washed pierogies down with a lager made on-site in a former church.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".