“Portage and Main is a critical node and a network in one, the most important synaptic nerve connection in the system. Restoring this intersection’s commercial, cultural and complete transportation functionality is the essential ingredient in the economic renewal of downtown.”
What a neat transformation! This Manitoba couple is converting a schoolbus into a mobile home.
“Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old technology is central to real transformation.”
Interesting! Have you mapped out what your commute would you look like if you walked or biked to work? How long would it *really* take?
How many Peg City Car Co-op members also use GoManitoba?
This one is relevant to our own transportation situation … because it’s about us, Winnipeg!
From The Guardian.com: “European cities occupy seven of the top 10 spots, with Zurich at number two.”
A few fun, constructive thoughts on what makes a “complete street”, from CityFix.com:
Our ears (or eyes?) are burning! In this article about the federal government’s 10-year, $40-billion plan and the future of affordable, sustainable housing, the “car-sharing strategy” mentioned is Peg City Car Co-op. We already have one vehicle at the Old Grace Housing Co-operative, and we’ll be adding a second one in 2018.
“With almost two-thirds of Manitobans living in Winnipeg’s metropolitan area, targeted, forward-looking investment in the city’s urban infrastructure represents a significant opportunity to make bold moves that leverage those dollars to reduce our carbon footprint, grow the economy and build a more competitive and progressive city.
“People unfamiliar with the idea of the bicycle as real transportation sometimes see Amsterdam—the famously bike-friendly Dutch capital—as a fantasyland that has very little to do with the grown-up transportation world of cars and trucks. In reality, a readjustment of perspective is needed, since Amsterdam has succeeded in creating a transportation system that is one […]
A few colourful and concise thoughts on getting around to jump start this short work week. Enjoy! From Planetizen.com: “Sustainable, inclusive, prosperous, and resilient cities depend on transportation that facilitates the safe, efficient and pollution-free flow of people and goods, while also providing affordable, healthy, and integrated mobility for all. Innovative shared and autonomous transportation […]