Category Archives: Mobility Strategy & Planning

Bigger picture thoughts on moving community sustainable transportation systems forward.

When Your New Prime Minister Rides a 40′ Limo

Working as I do in the field of transit, it’s been an interesting few weeks since Justin Trudeau won the Canadian national election to become the leader of our country.   Transit and spending on civic infrastructure that could help sustainable transportation of all kinds were two big themes of his campaign, and a bus was also part of his first… Read more »

This Just In: Sinister Mime Plot Creating Transit Havoc

Mime Bus

Disassociated Press, BIG RIVER, BC: A rogue gang of sinister mimes is being implicated in an evil invisible force field plot that has left a trail of passed up passengers, mashed feet and hoarse bus drivers in transit systems across North America. Not since the all-mime population of the small European hamlet of Kopfschmerzen accidentally trapped itself in a 20-foot-tall… Read more »

On Bike Parking and the Kindness of Strangers

The other day while gingerly nestling my bike against another unknown person’s at a bike lock up it crossed my mind that no car driver would ever tolerate parking their vehicle by rubbing it up against someone else’s. I started to grumble and launch into an internal diatribe.  But then I stopped and thought again.  Because maybe this wasn’t something… Read more »

The Most Powerful Word in Transportation

A number of events over the past few months have got me thinking about how powerful the word “and” is.  So powerful, I’m nominating it as my #1 transportation word of all time (okay, maybe #3 after “foot” and “wheel”…) Whether it comes to integrating transportation with land use, or integrating different modes of travel with each other, each of… Read more »

Hazeltons Transit: Fundamental Mobility

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Of all the systems and communities I’ve worked in over the years–big or small–none still hold a greater share of real estate in my soul than those in BC’s northwest region.  There are a lot of them: Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Terrace Regional, Kitimat, Skeena Regional, Hazeltons Regional and Smithers & District. Each of these small transit systems is as… Read more »