Bike Lanes in Vancouver [Video]

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.

Vancouver “Seacycles” — Burrard Bridge to Point Grey Road

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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Another TEDx Talk—The suburbs are dying: Leigh Gallagher

Leigh Gallagher at TEDxMidAtlantic

Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine. She is a co-chair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Her first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, was published by Portfolio in August 2013. Continue reading

TED Talk—The General Theory of Walkability: Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck at TEDxMidAtlantic

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”

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