Researchers at the University of B.C. have found a link between living near highways and an increased risk of several major neurological disorders, including dementia and Parkinson’s disease.https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ubc-study-links-living-near-highways-to-risk-of-neurological-disorders
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
I encourage everyone who supports this progressive, climate-friendly policy to work with your neighbours, classmates, co-workers and the Free Transit Victoria coalition to demand that the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, with support from the Government of British Columbia, move forward without delay with fare-free public transit for all young people in the capital region — as a first step toward universal access to mobility for everyone.https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-we-need-people-power-to-expand-fare-free-public-transit-for-youth-1.24047205?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Victoria City Council has endorsed a proposal to make all public transit in the Capital Region District (CRD) free for riders.
The proposal is described as an environmental action and involves phasing out transit user fees in the CRD and significantly improving bus services to encourage community usage.
...According to the city, vehicle emissions are responsible for over 50% of the community’s carbon output and encouraging residents to switch from personal vehicles to public transit would result in a significant step towards carbon neutrality.https://www.victoriabuzz.com/2019/04/victoria-city-council-approves-proposal-for-free-bc-transit-across-the-crd/
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
This looks like a possibly very strong case, pending other data & probably more research, for heavily subsidised or free public transit? Along with much stronger support for biking and pedestrian paths in planning, especially in low income areas.— Jordan Carlson (@jordantcarlson) November 22, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Nanaimo councillors call for free public transit for youth https://t.co/fNvto6pnYc— Sue Stroud 🍊❤️💪🏼 (@suestroud) November 14, 2019
In Whistler, the students will be provided free bus passes for the Whistler transit system early next year, while Victoria will give youth bus passes beginning next month.https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/whistler-pilot-project-makes-transit-free-for-students
Whistler’s plan will be funded by increasing the cost of monthly parking passes in day lots 1, 2 and 3, according to a news release from the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Passes for monthly parking passes will increase by $10 to $60 dollars a month.