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Editorial: Resolving Inactivity

Wed, 01/07/2015

From: the Peak Online

It is the time of year to take stock of lifestyles and make positive changes. While many focus on righting their own course, it is also time to consider the health of...

Rise Of Bike Trains A Win For Children's Health, Environment

Mon, 12/22/2014

The Huffington Post

By Lynne Peeples

SEATTLE -- As the first rider in her neighborhood bicycle train, Maka Yusuf pedals nearly 4 miles and...

Making schools in Coquitlam more walkable

Tue, 10/28/2014

John Kurucz / Tri-Cities Now

The City of Coquitlam wants adults to take the lead from kids, at least  in part, when it comes to safety around schools.

That’s one of the recommendations contained in the first phase of a middle school walkability program being rolled out...

B.C.'s 10-year transportation plan starts with online public input

Tue, 10/07/2014

THE CANADIAN PRESS October 7, 2014

Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants British Columbians to help build the transportation agenda for the next decade.

The minister says the government's plan, called "B.C. on the Move," starts with an invitation to contribute to...

We want to walk: Report finds strong preference for walkable neighbourhoods

Tue, 09/30/2014

By Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun

A new UBC study of Metro Vancouver residents has provided more evidence that pedestrian-friendly communities are much healthier than car-dependent ones.

The study led by Larry Frank, a UBC professor who is considered a world leader in this field,...

Chauffeuring the kids isn’t just a pain; it’s a major expense

Thu, 09/25/2014

Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun columnist September 25, 2014

Every suburban parent knows they spend a lot of time and burn a lot of gas driving the kids around. Columnist Don Cayo how been looking into the costs.

It will come as no surprise to moms and dads that it costs a lot to...

Public transport holds key for clean cities, says study

Tue, 09/16/2014

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report has suggested.

It calculated...

Toronto's chief planner prepared daughter to walk alone at 9

Thu, 08/28/2014

By: Jennifer Keesmaat Special to the Star, Published on Thu Aug 28 2014

When I was a kid, no one really thought twice about walking to school unaccompanied by an adult. It was just the way we got to school, full stop. Neighbourhood kids skipped along our local streets. Historical...

Councillor seeks paid staff to walk kids to school

Wed, 05/28/2014

With traffic and parking issues coming to a head in several school-side neighbourhoods, Kirby is seeking solutions before they end up as neighbourhood disputes. The answer in part, she said, is a model of active transportation, a global programming infrastructure implemented by partnership...

Overwhelming Majority of BC Drivers Would Green Their Commute If Employer Provided Incentives

Thu, 05/22/2014

From Insight West

VANCOUVER, BC – A poll released today found that 76 per cent of Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island residents who drive to...

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