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Time for the war on safety to end

Monday July 29, Council update: Council will next meet on the Active Transportation Corridor in Kits on Monday July 29 at 6 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. The speakers list is now closed, but speakers who were on the original list, but missed their time can speak at the meeting. Council will debate […]

Safety in numbers: why a bike lane in Kitsilano?

Support for the Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall and Point Grey Road

July 18, 2013 Dear Mayor and Council: I fully support the development of an Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall and Point Grey Road to create a safe connection between the Burrard Bridge and Jericho for persons of all ages and abilities. I frequently cycle through this area and it is a dangerous stretch of road.  […]

Cycling for all abilities and ages, AAA, green house gas reduction for better health

      The actions of climate change  Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a City. It is established that Green House Gases (GHG) are the cause of climate change and the actions taken to mitigate its effects need to be taken by the government and city residents. Optimally, […]

First big test for new Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone: Stanley Park Causeway.

Update Tuesday, June 25, 2014: At the Monday night Park Board, after hear speakers who mostly spoke in support of Commissioner’s Barnes motion, the majority of Commissioners voted to pass the motion to create safer conditions for people walking and riding bikes on Stanley Park Causeway. The two NPA did not vote in support of […]

How to Increase Cycling and Walking—Lessons from Cities Across the Globe

From SFU Continuing Studies (City Program) Tonight’s lecture with John Pucher is sold out but his lecture will be LIVE WEBCAST .It all starts at 7 pm (Vancouver time) on June 14. Please comment and tweet your questions during the webcast using hashtag #SFUcycle Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 pm SFU’s Vancouver campus (Harbour Centre) 515 […]

Report from Council on Transportation 2040 plan

Vancouver City Council yesterday considered a report on the 2040 Transportation plan, which proposes a number on new measure to upgrade the network of bike lanes. The  plan contained upgrades to the Adanac bike path, the north side of Cambie Bridge and upgrades to the Canada line for pedestrian and cyclists. Here is the report […]

The state of people riding bikes in Vancouver: send more children, women and older folks

The City of Vancouver has considered an impressive collection of measures to improve the built environment of the roadway system to promote more cycling. The City needs to promote active transportation and transit use as the city grows as road space is limited. The plan is called  2040 transportation plan.  Soon  Council will be deciding […]

The City wants your feedback on the Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction

  The Comox-Helmcken Greenway construction has well been underway now for a few months now. It has been interesting to see the project unfold. I have been trying to with hold my judgment on the project till it is done. At this point it  is hard to really understand how the Greenway will work.  There […]

More open houses on Active Transportation Corridor on Point Grey Road-Cornwall Ave

From Active Transportation at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Following up on our last update, this email is to provide you with information about the upcoming public open houses for the second phase of consultation for the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Corridor Project. The open houses will […]