As a founding Mobi member, I’m ecstatic, that not only Vancouver (finally) has bike share, but that its first year has been so successful. Here’s to continued success and future growth based on this strong foundation.
Streetfight offers an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning city streets to work better for everybody that use them.
This video is a collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck, and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower, this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective “road diets.”
This is a combination of four videos. You can see the individual videos here:
What is a “Road Diet”?
A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.
Despite the needlessly provocative title, this is a great CBC The National segment on how Vancouver’s investments in bike lanes and related cycling infrastructures have made car-optional lifestyles possible in our city. The video features the Bruntlett family (of Modacity fame) and UBC prof Kay Teschke.
Bike Lane Battle
There’s a battle going on on many urban streets around the world. Two wheels versus four. Click here for the full story.
Meredith, a local Vancouver resident is doing her part for the Yes side in the upcoming transit plebiscite by creating these posters which she is offering at no charge for posting, copying, distribution, etc., or to line Jordan Bateman’s cat box.
“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements and determine its transportation future.
A great video that highlights the success one of Vancouver’s most recent—and controversial—urban interventions: the Seaside Greenway and bike route along Cornwall and Point Great Road.
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Vancouver commuters go slower than anyone else in North America, according to data from GPS company TomTom. The city’s transportation director says the traffic congestion is due to economic growth and an increasing population.
The Mayors’ Council, representing 23 local elected governments in Metro Vancouver, have worked together to develop a common vision and action plan for our transportation system that will protect our regional economy, our environment, our health and quality of life.
This video by Matt Taylor highlights—in very stark terms—the necessity of a high level of transit investment in a growing metropolitan area like Vancouver.