Is it time to bring back streetcars to Vancouver?

As I’ve mentioned before, I am working for PlaceSPeak, an online consultation platform.  We recently launched a new survey to gauge interest in returning electric trams to the streets of Vancouver.  Here is some more information.  If you live in Vancouver and you are interested in transit issues, I urge you to take the survey!  …

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Jane Jacobs—Neighborhoods in Action

A great video produced by the Active Living Network (a project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). The clip explores the role of the built environment in physical activity and public health and features an interview with the urban goddess herself. It’s 9 minutes and 46 seconds VERY well spent.

I love Jane Jacobs’ support for skateboarding as an important of youth physical activity. There are lots of good aphorisms at the end as well.