Urban

14/09/17
Author: 
Eric Doherty

Last year something shocking happened in Seattle — people voted to paint “Bus Lane” along seven major arterials, onto what was space for parking and driving cars. And there was not much of a fuss.

A decade ago, this would have been seen as a wildly radical move and pundits across the continent would have set their hairpieces on fire. But now, gradually re-allocating road space from general purpose and parking use to exclusive 24/7 public transit lanes is becoming normal in many cities — even in the United States.

24/08/17
Author: 
Arie Ross

AUGUST 2, 2017

Why did the BC Liberals prioritize a project that could harm local communities, the Fraser River and farmland?

On the 601 bus to my hometown of Tsawwassen, I watch as bulldozers uproot the evergreens adjacent to the farmland along Highway 99, making way for a costly ten lane bridge built in the interests of industry. I imagine dredgers forcing themselves on the river bed, scraping at the sediment and defiling the critical salmon habitat.

31/07/17
Author: 
Eric Doherty

When Dave Barrett led the NDP to victory and became premier in September 1972, Vancouver was in the midst of a freeway revolt. East Vancouver and Chinatown residents had united against the planned downtown freeway and third crossing to the North Shore.

10/07/17
Author: 
Sarah van Gelder
"Instead of privatizing city services, as some policymakers have long advocated, a new report shows that public ownership gives cities and towns the best shot at meeting renewable energy and efficiency targets," Sarah van Gelder writes. (Photo: moonjazz/Flickr/cc)

A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets

Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back out. But how can they, realistically, when the national government is questioning climate science and promoting coal, fracking, and pipelines?

13/06/17
Author: 
WWF-Canada

Widespread disturbances dispel the notion of a nation of pristine waters

16/05/17
Author: 
Matt McFarland

Bikes, long an underdog on streets, will rule the roads eventually.

17/04/17
Author: 
Shirley Samples
- here some info 
 
 
 

"Stop the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB park. Stand with the people of the Downtown Eastside and respect their struggle by protecting CRAB Park.
Why is this important?
 

A huge multinational company is threatening CRAB Park
 

04/04/17
Author: 
GRAEME WOOD

[Editor's note: An issue for this year's provincial election - what can we do to stop this bridge?]

18/03/17
Author: 
IAN BAILEY

[Webpage editor: 'Side' with Mayors? Why not oppose and  publicly campaign against  this expensive, anti-transit, pro-LNG project?]

March 17, 2017 - The B.C. New Democrats will side with Metro mayors wary about a proposed $3.5-billion bridge over the Fraser River if they win power in the looming provincial election.

23/02/17
Author: 
Denis Delestrac

[Editor: We are aware of how we are using coal, oil, water, arable land, minerals and so on but how many of us have considered sand as a critical and diminishing resource?  You can watch this interesting film at the Knowledge Network site until April 1, 2017.]

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/sand-wars

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