Transportation

26/10/21
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Gasoline cars are even more CO2-intensive than coal power plants. And in Canada, it is gasoline, not coal, that has been driving climate failure. Original photo credits Sarunas Burdulis and Ruben de Rijcke (Wikimedia)

[Editor: But shouldn't we be putting our efforts into public transit not buying EVs?  see: Deconstructing Electric Vehicles on the eve of Glasgow COP26  https://ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/deconstructing-electric-vehicles-eve-glasgow-cop26]

Oct. 26, 2021

23/10/21
Author: 
Dannielle Piper
Vancouver Skyline (Christer Waara/CBC)
Oct 21, 2021
 
As all eyes turn to COP 26 in Glasgow, we hear the case for cities to get more money and power as they find themselves on the frontlines of climate change. 36:23 listen here

Given that the majority of the global population lives in urban centres, cities are responsible for organizing many of the activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, such as public transportation, land use planning and construction.

08/10/21
Author: 
Leander Jones
An artist’s rendering of a bike-friendly road near the Brandenburg Gate. Photograph: Tom Meiser/Timo Schmid/Vanmoof

Oct. 6, 2021

Petition to forbid private car use in area equal in size to London’s zones 1 and 2 has collected 50,000 backers

A citizens’ initiative calling for a ban on private car use in central Berlin would create the largest car-free urban area in the world.

17/09/21
Author: 
Ken Mann
An artists rendering of Hamilton's LRT project. The federal and provincial governments have offered $3.4 billion to build the 14 kilometre line. Metrolinx

Sept. 15. 2021

Light rail transit (LRT) supporters can look forward to shovels in the ground as soon as the middle of next year now that Hamilton city council has ratified a key milestone.

24/08/21
Author: 
Council of Canadians Coalition
Inside transit carriage - Justin Main/Unsplash
Joint Media Release
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 09:00

Coalition calls for emergency funding to save essential services from interruption

OTTAWA – Without ongoing federal funding for transit operations, deep service cuts are on the horizon that would also impede Canada’s climate goals, warns the Keep Transit Moving Coalition – a Canada-wide coalition of transit rider advocacy groups, community organizations, and labour unions.

16/08/21
Author: 
Rachel Jansen
Vancouver graphic - Vancouver considers doing what no North American city has done so far — charging vehicles to use the road

Vancouver has some of Canada's worst traffic congestion. Now, the city is considering a controversial solution: mobility pricing.

Over the last six months, Canada's National Observer has been looking into what's working and what's failing in cities across Canada as they rise to the challenge of fighting climate change. In a 13-part series, we will be taking you across the country, province by province, for a look at how cities are meeting the climate emergency with sustainable solutions.

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