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.

Stefan Labbé
A highway billboard erected next to BC Ferries' Tsawwassen terminal prompts passersby to question the use of natural gas in ferries and elsewhere in the province.Mark Booth/Delta Optimist

A group of doctors erected a massive billboard near the entrance to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal this week. It shows a woman sucking on an inhaler in the lee of an LNG facility.

A group of doctors and nurses have launched an aggressive billboard campaign targeting BC Ferries for burning liquefied natural gas — or LNG — a largely methane mixture they say is threatening human health and the world’s climate system.

John Di Nino
Ensuring public transit’s survival means more than ribbon-cutting

Aug. 11, 2021

In recent weeks and months, the Liberal government has made one large transit announcement after another. It is clear that election time is on the horizon.

A lot of these announcements around new projects are welcome too for if we are going to expand our transit system, we need to have reliable capital dollars to do it. One thing has been made abundantly clear throughout this pandemic: money for projects alone is not enough. Transit systems need funding for operations too.

Jason Plautz Contributor
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Dive Brief:

  • Pittsburgh is seeking to make universal basic mobility accessible to low-income residents through a new mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform that offers access to public transit and shared mobility services. 
John Woodside
Ottawa and its critics agree there is much more work to be done to achieve the goal of phasing out the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, but what will it take? Photo by Ivan Radic / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

July 15, 2021

Ottawa and its critics agree there is much more work to be done to achieve Transport Canada’s goal of phasing out the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, but plans have stalled until the United States sets its course.

Eric Reguly

Whether or not you want one, can afford one or think they will do essentially nothing to stop global warming, electric vehicles are coming to Canada en masse. This week, the Canadian government set 2035 as the “mandatory target” for the sale of zero-emission SUVs and light-duty trucks.

That means the sale of gasoline and diesel cars has to stop by then. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra called the target “a must.” The previous target was 2040.

Elana Shepert
A disturbing flyer that claims "anitwhiteism" is on the rise was seen on Metro Vancouver transit on June 9, 2021.Photo via willie1989/Getty Images and @gloomybb / Twitter
June 10, 2021

A disturbing flyer that claims "anitwhiteism" is on the rise has been seen on Metro Vancouver transit. 

An image of a flyer is circulating on social media that asks people to "report antiwhite behaviour" they observe in North Delta and Surrey's Newton area. It also contains a link to a website called "No White Guilt" which features several disturbing videos.

The flyer was reportedly discovered on the side of a TransLink bus. 

Nathan Davidowicz
We Ride Public Transit Vancouver

Starting today ( 1030 to 1130 am ) and every Weekday in June 2021 many concerned citizens will be protesting outside MLA Minister George Heyman Office at 642 W. Broadway


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