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9 Easy Ways To Increase Your Gas Mileage

Fri, 03/04/2011


9 Easy Ways To Increase Your Gas Mileage

by Jean Folger

Improving fuel economy not only saves drivers money, it also benefits the environment by releasing fewer emissions into the air and reduces a nation's dependence on oil and oil imports. Reducing the amount of...

Dude, Where Are My Cars?

Tue, 03/01/2011


by Clark Williams-Derry

Across the Northwest, traffic volumes are falling short of projections.

I think you can officially call this a pattern: traffic volumes all around the Pacific Northwest are falling short of the projections made just a few years ago....

Gateway Program’s blacktop politics pushed back in New Westminster

Tue, 02/15/2011


By Eric Doherty for the Georgia Straight

Until recently, the Gateway freeway megaproject looked unstoppable. Work is continuing on the $3-billion Highway 1 widening, which includes the replacement for the Port Mann Bridge, slated to be Canada’s widest bridge. Despite...

How Green School Buildings Help Children Grow

Wed, 02/09/2011


By Katie Hyslop, TheTyee.ca

When the provincial government decided all new school buildings must meet the LEED Gold standard in 2008, the motive was making B.C. the province with the first carbon-neutral government in Canada, with the added benefit of saving school districts...

Transport and Health: Measuring the Link

Thu, 01/27/2011

Submitted by Erica Schlaikjer

Original posted on: http://thecityfix.com/

It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health...

Canadian youth woefully inactive: report

Wed, 01/19/2011

7% of youth 6-19, 15% of adults active enough to get health gains: StatsCan

CBC News

The vast majority of Canadians aren't moving enough to reap fitness benefits, and sedentary living is especially a problem among young people, Statistics Canada reports.


How design can influence walking to school

Mon, 01/17/2011


Robert Steuteville, New Urban Network

An absurd story was reported this week — a South Jordan, Utah, mother was cited for neglect because she allowed her child to walk to kindergarten. The child's bus route had been eliminated in cuts, and the mother was forced send...

Bike route infrastructure causes school chaos

Fri, 01/07/2011

Congestion occurs during drop-off, pick-up

By Naoibh O'Connor, Vancouver Courier January 7, 2011

Vehicles jammed East 44th Avenue between Rupert and Killarney streets in front of Dr. George Weir elementary just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Cars and SUVs travelled in both...

New driver rating: M for mature

Thu, 01/06/2011

The Province January 6, 2011

Abbotsford police unveiled an M for Mature Driver sign Wednesday, similar to the letter L sign used by learners.

But baby boomers need not worry: the signs were only meant as a stunt to spark discussion, said Const. Ian Mac-Donald.


Fun urban planning by ... children

Tue, 01/04/2011

Montreal Urban Ecology Centre gives N.D.G. students cameras and asks them to pinpoint trouble spots and for their suggestions on how to make the neighbourhood safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists


Urban planners,...

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