Environment

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Video: Transit Vote Burnaby-Congestion, Health, and Livability

Metro Vancouver’s road network and transit system are currently strained and regional growth will ensure that this trend continues into the future. But what are the economic and health costs of congestion? With the transit referendum on the line, a number of potential transportation improvements could help to alleviate stress on the road network as well as offer more sustainable… Read more →

Transit-oriented development in Vancouver will ease congestion, promote health

Metro Vancouver is expected to have an additional 1,000,000 new residents by 2040. Where will they live? How will they get around? What kind of neighbourhoods will we have? And what kind of environment will we all be living in? For many years, most North American cities grew by expanding outwards, with large car-dependent suburbs consisting mostly of single-family houses on large… Read more →

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Will Vancouver’s transportation referendum be good for the climate?

Want to know the region’s single largest source of greenhouse gases? It’s cars and trucks. Light vehicles are responsible for 31% of the region’s emissions. Add up the emissions of Metro Vancouver’s cement, industrial, and agricultural sectors, and it’s still only half the carbon pollution hit of cars and trucks in Metro. Along with all the carbon emitted from the tailpipes… Read more →

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Everyone relies on transit, and it’s only going to get worse

The Mayors’ Council has released its transportation investment plan for the region, which will be put to a referendum sometime, most likely, before April 2015. What’s in the plan? Light rail for Surrey, an extension of the Millenium SkyTrain Line, expansion of bus service by 25%, more SeaBus and HandyDART hours, more bikeways, and replacement for the Patullo Bridge (and… Read more →