Sailing Grain

Local Sailors transport Community Supported Agriculture grain from Creston, BC to Nelson, BC: visit the Deconstructing Dinner site, replete with articles, audio clips, and lots of photographs

TransportPlanet

Transportation Ideas for a healthy planet from Stuart Ramsey, a Vancouver transportation engineer. Excellent presentation section. Bridge Over the Elbe River

Transportation Strategic Plan

There’s an online survey on the City of Surrey Website for public imput. Make good choices! City of Surrey – Utilities & Transportation – Transportation – Transportation Strategic Plan. TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY – “Transportation Working for Everyone” TRANSPORTATION PRINCIPLES We believe that transportation cannot be thought of as just a means to an end but as…

Transport Revolutions

Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil by Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl sets out challenges to industrialized societies’ growing dependence on transport fuelled by low-priced oil. One challenge is the possible imminence of the peak in world oil production. This would be followed by gradually declining production during a period when world oil…

Value and Values

When the news broke, most of the debate was about whether the deal had been mismanaged. But a team of sustainable community design experts at the University of British Columbia got out their calculators and pursued a different question. They started with the assumption that public money isn’t unlimited. They wondered how many citizens would…

InterUrbanNow

Further to the discussion of public transit in the lower mainland, BC, (especially in light of suggestions that the announcements of closures during the Olympics for private vehicle traffic may serve as a catalyst for commuters to consider transit options)… here is an effort by local organizations to take a long view of transportation solutions….

Cycling Route Planner

Developed by the Cycling in Cities project team at the University of British Columbia, in cooperation with Translink. Funded in part by a research grant from the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Route preference options include “Restricted Maximum Slope”; “Least Traffic Pollution”; “Least Elevation Gain”; “Most Vegetated…