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Speeding cars putting northern B.C. pedestrians at risk

Fri, 12/28/2012


CBC News

Residents of communities along busy highways in northern B.C. say speeding traffic is putting pedestrians at risk.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is writing a letter to the Ministry of Transportation about its concerns.

"There seems to be a...

Why walkable cities are a step ahead

Fri, 12/07/2012

 

DAVID ISRAELSON
Special to The Globe and Mail

In Canada and around the world, urban planners are finding out that if you want your city to run, first you have to walk.

Walkability, often a neglected afterthought in planning, is back, and in cities around the...

No time for physical activity? The answer's on your doorstep.

Wed, 11/28/2012

 

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says NICE, in new guidance published today (28 November). Local authorities, schools and workplaces should introduce ways to enable their communities to be more...

Exercise before school improves concentration: study

Fri, 11/23/2012


By Agence France-Presse

Cycling or walking to school increases a child’s ability to concentrate in the classroom, the results of a Danish study published Friday showed.

Children who were driven to school, or who took public transport, performed less well in a test...

Harper slashes transit funding as climate crisis deepens

Wed, 11/21/2012

According to NDP MP Olivia Chow, understanding Stephen Harper's climate policy is easy: just look at federal funding for public...

Students help a B.C. community ditch the car

Thu, 11/01/2012

 

Jody Jacob

How to coax residents from a Vernon, B.C., neighbourhood to park their cars and get active is the problem facing four students in the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The initiative—supported by UBC’s Okanagan campus,...

Why the sedentary life is killing us

Tue, 10/16/2012

ANDRÉ PICARD

The Globe and Mail

Sitting is the new smoking.

Get used to that expression because you’re going to be hearing it a lot. Inactivity has become public enemy No. 1.

The reason sedentary behaviour is so worrisome is well-illustrated by a new...

Ottawa, provinces poised to agree on new deal to control air pollution

Wed, 10/10/2012

The Canadian Press

Federal and provincial environment ministers are poised to announce a new deal to better control industrial air pollution and reduce smog.

Officials from both levels of government have agreed in principle to the air-quality deal, and have the backing of almost...

School kids strap on their walking shoes

Tue, 10/09/2012


By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun October 9, 2012
 

Walking to school is something that grandparents brag about having done and most kids whine about having to do.

But given a high-tech and international twist, it's the latest and greatest thing at two...

To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets

Sat, 09/29/2012


By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

ONE spectacular Sunday in Paris last month, I decided to skip museums and shopping to partake of something even more captivating for an environment reporter: Vélib, arguably the most successful bike-sharing program in the world. In their short lives,...

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