How We Pay For Urban Transportation~ New Westminster’s Innovation Thursday

From City Councillor and Urbanist Patrick Johnstone, on the City of New Westminster’s Transportation Forums at Innovation Week: Thursday March 1 would be a good day to spend in New Westminster if you are interested in learning about urban transportation and how we pay for it. As part of Innovation Week, the City of NewContinue reading “How We Pay For Urban Transportation~ New Westminster’s Innovation Thursday”

Metro Conversation~The Future of Transportation~February 27

  From Councillor and Urbanist Patrick Johnstone, on the City of New Westminster’s Metro Conversation at Innovation Week: The theme for the 2018 Innovation Week in New Westminster is Innovation in Transportation, and one of the events is a Metro Conversation that will challenge some of the assumptions made about the emerging and disruptive technologiesContinue reading “Metro Conversation~The Future of Transportation~February 27”

New Westminster Councillor Invites You to Innovation Week February 23-Mar 2

Patrick Johnstone is a city councillor for the City of New Westminster as well as a cyclist, writer, and engaged citizen. He’s going to be posting items on New Westminster’s Innovation Week, and has invited everyone to attend the events for the City’s eight day events for Innovation Week. You can also go to Patrick’sContinue reading “New Westminster Councillor Invites You to Innovation Week February 23-Mar 2”

Rail to Where? Abbotsford!

  When Henry Braun, the Mayor of Abbotsford was 14 years old the Highway 1 freeway was built.  As he states  in this article from Global News he is now 67 years of age, and that freeway is still pretty much the same. The difference now is that Highway 1 carries so much traffic that it isContinue reading “Rail to Where? Abbotsford!”

Toronto Transit Commission’s New Five Year Plan

Via Toronto writer Ben Spurr, here  is the shiny new video describing the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC)  new Corporate Plan 2018-2022.  Building on their previous five-year plan, the TTC is planning services for a downtown core that is becoming increasingly dense, with tens of thousands more  commuters  traveling to Toronto daily from the region. InContinue reading “Toronto Transit Commission’s New Five Year Plan”

Van Bikes interviews Cycling Advocate and Price Tags Vancouver Co~Editor, Ken Ohrn

The Van Bikes. ca blog is a lovely collection of stories about cycling advocacy and people that have supported advocacy, some for decades.  Written by Colin Stein, you can take a look at the website at  http://www.VanBikes.ca The website has followed up on some pretty interesting advocates. Recently, Ken Ohrn, the  co-editor of Price Tags Vancouver was featured withContinue reading “Van Bikes interviews Cycling Advocate and Price Tags Vancouver Co~Editor, Ken Ohrn”

What Contributes the Most to CO2? It’s not Power Plants

  It used to be that power plants caused a lot of pollution, and coal-fired plants in 2011 contributed to 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year.   As reported in Bloomberg News today it is cars, trucks, planes and boats that are the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution So how did that happen?Continue reading “What Contributes the Most to CO2? It’s not Power Plants”

Toronto’s King Street Demo Project Becomes Streetcar Friendly

If you build it they will come, and if you reach capacity you need to add more capacity. That mantra comes in handy with the overwhelming success of the King Street pilot project in Toronto which does a “vehicular road diet” on cars on the street to facilitate faster streetcar times. As reported in the TorontoContinue reading “Toronto’s King Street Demo Project Becomes Streetcar Friendly”

Drivers Learn What a Bike Lane is in Edmonton

As posted on twitter by urbanist  and neuroscientist Robin Mazumder: “At what point does driver frustration with bike lanes become a non-story?” Some Edmonton motorists are not understanding  Edmonton’s addition of a new bike lane in the Oliver neighbourhood. The permanent bike lane on 102 Avenue  has been accompanied by a new one way motorizedContinue reading “Drivers Learn What a Bike Lane is in Edmonton”

Job Jar-Work with the Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation  develop programs and initiatives that raise awareness, change attitudes and remove barriers for people with disabilities in the built environment.  They have several part-time positions available in Richmond and Victoria B.C. You can learn more about their  awareness and accessibility programs and initiatives here. The Rick Hansen Foundation has immediate openings forContinue reading “Job Jar-Work with the Rick Hansen Foundation”