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StopCoal.ca stopped 5 coal trains and arrested stopping the 6th

Message from STOPCoal.ca Yesterday we prevented 5 BNSF coal trains from entering BC to unload coal at Westshore Terminals. We physically stopped a 6th train on the tracks at White Rock BC at 6 pm, at which point 14 good citizens were arrested for violating a court order not to interfere with BNSF operations. Here’s […]

SFU Professor Mark Jaccard to block the rails in White Rock to stop a coal shipment

Just in from Stopcoal.ca For Immediate Release: May 3 2012 Mark Jaccard, Canada’s leading energy-environment economist, released the following public statement today in support of the citizen action to stop BNSF coal trains at White Rock BC this Saturday, May 5.  Full details on this act of civil disobedience at stopcoal.ca/Action Dr Jaccard is a […]

Should the City of Vancouver build its own streetcar system?

What if every time one paid for parking in Vancouver the money you spent went to lay track and buy cars in a street railway system? It may seem far-fetched but it could happen. Currently in the “Parking Reserve Fund” there is $28 million and some of these dollars could fund a lot of track […]

NPA starts its transit war on Broadway. Rookie Councilor proposes Monster Buses on Broadway

April 17, 2012- 3 pm, Update from Council on Bigger Buses on Broadway Today when Councilor Affleck moved his motion to allow bigger buses on Broadway (see motion), in a “friendly gesture” to improve the rookie Councilor’s motion, Councilor Geoff Meggs offered the following Resolve to improve the motion: council direct staff to work with […]

Re:Generation – Move Our City Jan 25, 2012, SFU Woodwards

This sounds like it could be a fun event. … Ever wonder about Vancouver rail transit in the 1950s? or the future of automobile ownership? Or wondered what “Active Transportation” was? …. well …. Elders, Boomers, Xer’s and Young Folk Tell Their Active Transportation Stories DETAILS Wed, Jan 25th, 2012 149 W Hastings, SFU Woodwards […]

COPE Candidates Competing in VACC’s Share the Road Challenge

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Vancouver – COPE candidates Ellen Woodsworth, Brent Granby, Gwen Giesbrecht and Al Blakey will be finding out which is the fastest way to get around Vancouver in the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s ‘Share the Road Challenge’. The candidates will each be using one method of transportation […]

Count on COPE Candidates Tim Louis, Brent Granby and Al Blakey to put Bike and Pedestrian Safety First, Through City’s Master Cycling Plan

Media Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 10:00am Vancouver – As bicycling becomes an ever-popular mode of transportation for many Vancouverites, the question of road sharing, or sidewalk sharing, as it may be, is becoming increasingly important. “If cyclists don’t feel safe on the roads, then they end up using the sidewalk.  […]

Healthy City, Active City: Moving Vancouver Forward

City of Vancouver Transportation 2040/Walk 21 Public Event October 5th, 2011 Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street Asia Pacific Hall 7 pm to 9 pm FREE Join experts from around the world to learn more about the link between health and transportation, and discuss how Vancouver can be one of the […]

Comox-Helmcken Greenway, community consultation is starting. Be part of the solution

Comox-Helmckin GreenWay Connecting People-Creating Places: From False Creek to Stanley Park The City of Vancouver plans to build the Comox Helmcken Greenway in the Fall of 2012. Tell the City how they can make this route even better. Attend an open House, workshop or a walking tour. Saturday, September 17: Open House: 9 am – […]

Bikes.Community Bike drive September 29, 1:30 pm to 5 pm, King George School

The Bikes.community Project uses training in bike refurbishment and maintenance as a means to bring together the complex diversity of the Downtown Peninsula of Vancouver. Participants primarily will be youth and their families, but the project will engage members of the wider community. This project is the result of a partnership between King George Secondary […]