Sunday, February 14, 2016

8 Principles for Creating Thriving Public Streets

Vibrant, thriving commons are essential to creating healthy, human-scale cities. Our public streets are one of the most overlooked commons, as they’ve long been dominated by cars. But a growing movement is working to recreate streets as public spaces that belong to everyone—not just car owners. Read more.

Montréal - 5 ways to improve pedestrian safety

A recent analysis on pedestrian accidents revealed that close to 5,000 pedestrians were injured between 2011 and 2014. The distressing statistics have prompted calls for more secure streets and raise the question of how to make pedestrians safer. Read more.

Cambridge - Pedestrian refuge just won't do

The suggestion of a pedestrian refuge island at a busy Preston intersection doesn’t go far enough to address safety concerns, say city councillors. Read more.

Sudbury - Study aims to reduce vehicle-pedestrian collisions

Greater Sudbury Police says collisions at intersections in Greater Sudbury are increasing, and they are launching a special study to find out why. Read more.

Final Round of Public Consultations for Active Transportation Plan Sunday

Sunday is your last chance to have your say on Saskatoon's Active Transportation Plan. The plan is part of the city's 30 year roadmap to half a million people, and focuses on supporting walking, biking and other forms of active transportation. To participate in the survey, click here

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Courtenay lands funding for Complete Streets Pilot Project

A significant funding grant of $3.253 million was awarded to the City of Courtenay to construct a Complete Streets Pilot Project on a section of 5th Street, the western gateway to the city's historic downtown core. Read more.

Video - City of Saskatoon building an Active Transportation Plan

Saskatoon is known for its beautiful Meewasin Valley that provides kilometres of trails for cyclists, but the number of users drops for downtown commuters and the city wants to know why. They’re asking for the public’s opinion how to improve active transportation. See video.

Video - Two-wheeled winter: CBC producer takes on winter cycling

Video producer Rick Bremness straps a go pro to a bike frame to get a closer look at how a studded tires fare in winter cycling conditions. See video below for a look at how a fat bike compares. See video.

Could flags be Vancouver's answer to better pedestrian safety?

We’re less than six weeks into 2016, and Vancouver has already seen two pedestrians die at the hands of motorists. Another pedestrian collision in Surrey on February 4 prompted the RCMP to call for vigilance from both drivers and people utilizing crosswalks. Read more.

Video - Calgary taking part in worldwide winter cycling event

Thousands of cyclists around the world are braving the elements on Friday, including many here in Calgary, to take part in an event to promote the use of city cycle tracks. The International Bike To Work Day is meant to show that bicycles are a viable form of transportation, no matter what time of year it is. See video.