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2 cent gas tax passed by Metro Vancouver mayors

Fri, 10/07/2011

CBC News

Metro Vancouver mayors voted to raise gas and property taxes to help improve the region's public transit, reports the CBC's Leah

Metro Vancouver mayors have voted to pass a 2-cent per litre gas tax hike to pay for expanded TransLink services, at a meeting in...

Entering the School Zone - Back to school road safety

Thu, 09/29/2011


As of 8:00 am on September 6th, school zones are back in effect. Excited children will be walking, biking and jumping off of school buses all over the province, and drivers need to pay attention.

Research shows that most child pedestrian related injuries occur in September...

What Drivers Can Learn From Children

Thu, 09/01/2011


PETERBOROUGH, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - As school bells peal this week, more families will fill the streets across Canada walking and cycling their children back to school. So drivers should beware and adjust their behaviour accordingly. Chloe, a grade 8 student, notes a common...

Forget the tutor – a bike ride may help your kid’s grades more

Wed, 08/31/2011

From Thursday's Globe and Mail

Back to school can mean back to worry for parents concerned about academic performance. How do you get your kid’s brain working at its best? Take a “Tiger Mother” approach, with academic drills and strict...

Coalition Supports Mayors’ Funding Proposal, calls for more

Wed, 07/27/2011


A new coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about
transportation in the Lower Mainland is urging the Mayors’ Council on
Regional Transportation and the provincial government to approve the 2-
cents a litre gas tax increase.


Parents' stress tied to pollution's effect on kids

Fri, 07/22/2011

By Kerry Grens

(Reuters Health) - Children living in high-stress households are more vulnerable to lung damage from traffic pollution than children whose parents are less stressed out, according to the results of a new study.

"It makes sense," said Dr. Jane Clougherty...

Few Canadian kids walk, bike to school

Mon, 07/04/2011

The Canadian Press

Few children are meeting guidelines for physical activity in Canada, but walking or riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard to school could help them get closer to those targets, researchers say.

They decided to analyze the characteristics of youngsters...

Bikeability index pushes for cyclist-friendly planning

Mon, 06/27/2011


A team of University of B.C. researchers is peddling a new “bikeability index” aimed at pushing urban planners to design more bike-friendly cities to promote healthier communities.

The new tool rates municipalities on their bike friendliness,...

Beyond Safety in Numbers: Why Bike Friendly Cities are Safer

Mon, 06/27/2011


Authors: Norman W. Garrick, Wesley E. Marshall

Studies often show that bicyclists find "safety in numbers." Norman Garrick and Wes Marshall explain that the street design strategies that attract bike riders are the same ones that improve road safety for all road...

Across Europe, Irking Drivers Is Urban Policy

Sun, 06/26/2011

Christoph Bangert for The New York Times

ZURICH — While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile to cars. The...

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