Sunday, January 26, 2020

Benefits of #freepublictransit -- less dementia

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 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Victoria City Councillor calls for activism to achieve #freepublictransit

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

From April, 2019, Victoria Capital Region District goes fare-free

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/ 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Poor people do not have access to car culture

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Now, two Nanaimo councillors calling for fare-free youth transit

Whistler and Victoria students to ride fare-free

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.
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.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/whistler-pilot-project-makes-transit-free-for-students