Transportation

17/12/18
Author: 
Marc Lee
BC's new Climate Plan

BC’s new climate plan, Clean BC, is a big and visionary document and was instantly lauded by environmental groups and businesses alike. In this post, I recap the key components of the plan and do a bit of a reality check against the hype, in particular the challenge of fitting liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the plan.

15/12/18
Author: 
Carlito Pablo
Viveca Ellis runs the All On Board campaign for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Dec.12, 2018

After the examples of New Westminster and Port Moody, other Lower Mainland municipalities, including Vancouver, are expected to hop on a campaign for affordable transit.

07/12/18
Author: 
Daniel Boffey
Luxembourg City suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in the world. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Government seeks to prioritise environment and end some of world’s worst traffic congestion

05/12/18
Author: 
Richard Milne

World’s largest container shipping group throws down challenge to industry


The world’s largest container shipping company has pledged to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, challenging an industry that is both one of the main transporters of global trade and one of the biggest polluters to come up with radical solutions in the next decade.

02/12/18
Author: 
Feargus O'Sulllivan
Andrew Winning/Reuters Spain Wants to Ban Cars in Dozens of Cities, and the Public’s on Board

[Comment on this article by David Hendrickson‏ @davidjhen on Twitter: 

And Delta BC wants a 10 lane bridge towards endless congestion...

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Spain wants to ban cars in dozens of cities, and the public’s on board, @FeargusOSull reports https://trib.al/oYsg6CD 

5:56 PM - 30 Nov 2018 from Vancouver, British Columbia

12/11/18
Author: 
Lukasz Lugowski

 November 12, 2018  -  Thirty years of neoliberal domination, culminating in the economic crisis that began in 2008, have resulted in the introduction of charges for public service throughout Europe, particularly for education and health services. But this is not the case in all public services. In recent years there has been a renaissance of free public transport, particularly in Eastern Europe.

19/10/18
Author: 
International Transport Workers Union

During the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) announced its support for a declaration to create zero-emissions cities by 2030.

According to the ITF’s General Secretary Stephen Cotton, “The ITF and its affiliates are ready to support the declaration in real and tangible ways. We recognise that if we act now and act together, dangerous climate change can be averted. That’s why the ITF is here at GCAS making the case for massively expanding public transport now.”

16/10/18
Author: 
Yves Engler

Oct 5, 2018 - Free public transit could combat both economic inequality and climate disturbances. And, if paid for by fees on automobility, fare-less transit could be part of a serious challenge to private, car-centred transit and urban planning.

04/10/18
Author: 
Karen Savage
Airports like New York's LaGuardia are sitting ducks for climate impacts, a new industry study shows. Photo credit: Daniel Piraino via Flickr

Airports around the globe are being warned to prepare their facilities for climate change-related impacts, including extreme weather and sea level rise.

The warning comes in a policy paper published on Wednesday by a leading global airline trade association. It  encourages airports to conduct risk assessments and consider adaptation and mitigation measures to prepare for the potential climate-related impacts to infrastructure and operations.

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