Tag Archive for affordability

5-reasons

5 reasons why the referendum is important

[avatar user=”Keane Gruending” size=”medium” align=”left” /]We don’t know when Metro Vancouver’s transportation referendum will be; we don’t know what will be on the ballot. The only thing we do know is that the mayors have until June 30 to agree to a package then it’s anyone’s bet as to when the referendum could be held. While timing, content, and format… Read more →

King George Boulevard

Event: Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region

Are you frustrated with the politics around our region’s transportation network? Are the mixed messages on transit and upcoming referendum leading you astray? Transportation is important, it has an oversized impact on the region’s economy, energy use, emissions, and livability. While our region is widely known as being one of the best places in the world to live and has… Read more →

CBC's On the Coast, Stephen Quinn

Moving in a Livable Region “On the Coast” with Stephen Quinn

In case you missed it, catch our Program Director, Shauna Sylvester, speaking with CBC’s Stephen Quinn during his show CBC.ca | On The Coast | The real costs of getting around in Metro Vancouver. Some paraphrased highlights below: SQ: You started this group up before the referendum was on the table, and now you’ve defined a role for yourselves when… Read more →

Photo courtesy of Kenny Louie (kwl/Flickr)

The price of congestion shows up on your grocery bill

Descending 36,000 feet into the YVR airport on a clear day offers spectacular views of Metro Vancouver’s natural beauty and urban landscape. While most people on my flight were gazing across the snow-capped mountains to the north, I was staring intently at the region’s vast transportation network directly beneath us. We were landing just as the supper rush hour was… Read more →