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.
In 2011, George Stroumboulopoulos—aka ‘Stombo’—flew to Vancouver to record a week of episodes. Here’s the special opening they put together for the shows featuring Tom Cochrane voicing their ‘Ode to Vancouver’.
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.
I love this creative use of an old 1970’s relief map of Vancouver from the 1970s that had hung on the walls in the Department of Geography at UBC. It was created by the talented folks at Shortt and Epic. Continue reading
I’m looking forward to seeing this film by Institute B. While I’ve always been interested in projects the advance public well-being, I have recently become very interested in the idea of social enterprises—organizations that “do well by doing good.” Continue reading
This is the first of two commercials created for a student project, in order to promote cycling.
In memory of Stompin Tom Conners, a Canadian Icon, and all the everyday Canadians his music represented.
Jane Jacobs talks about how she approached her writing.