A little happy Friday reading. I love this line about protected bike lanes
and key connections: "It’s a reminder that bike lanes should go where
people are, instead of simply where cars aren’t."
Now if only we had an equivalent Canadian top 10 list.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
What: *‘Ubering the City’: Understanding the Changes to Transportation in
When: *2-4pm, Thurs, Dec 14th *
Where: *409, Tier Building at the University of Manitoba*
Hosted by: *U of M Institute for the Humanities*
At a time when Winnipeg is considering a new vehicle for hire bylaw, this
roundtable discussion will contemplate the new bylaw, and what it means for
citizens in Winnipeg. Through discussion and dialogue, this roundtable
invites academics, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners to reflect
on the bylaws from a variety of perspectives.
This event is free and open to the community. All interested students and
faculty members are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussions.
If you have questions, please contact Sheri Gibbings (sgibbings(a)wlu.ca).
Department of Global Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
*City & Society *
It's a busy time of year but if you have a chance to join Green Action
Centre and Bike Winnipeg on Wed, Dec 13th, we'll have a group viewing of
the monthly APBP webinar in the EcoCentre
boardroom followed by discussion for those who wish to stay.
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary.
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*The Modes They are a-Changing - Changing Landscape of Transportation and
Implications for Bicycling and Walking*
*Wed, Dec. 13th, 2017, 2-3pm CST*
There is a paradigm shift going on in The Netherlands. New vehicles are
fighting for their place on the streets, cycle lanes are overflowing,
pedestrians are undervalued. To cope with these pressures, it is important
to re-evaluate the importance of place, and the role of specific streets in
the wider network. This new approach includes a new way of thinking about
traffic safety and the value of place. The shift in rationale from a
transport focused to a place focused approach seems to have better outcomes
for both transport and place functions of the street. This study can be
adapted to fit the North American context.
*Presenter: *Lennart Nout, Mobycon