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Transportation Transformation: Sustainable Transportation for Your Community - Sat Feb 18

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Transportation Transformation: Sustainable Transportation for Your Community - Sat Feb 18

Time: February 18, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Langara College
Street: 100 West 49th Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://www.langara.bc.ca
Phone: 604 877 1223
Event Neighbourhood and Type: i, day, course
Organized By: Eric Doherty
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2012

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Sat February 18, 2012  9:30am – 4:30pm    $85

Transportation Transformation: Sustainable Transportation for Your Community
Langara College – Continuing Studies
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC

How can residents of Metro Vancouver transform the way we travel to deal with global warming and the end of cheap oil? Learn the basics of sustainable transportation, illustrated with examples from cities that have quickly gone from gridlock to transit and cycling meccas. We’ll explore the surprising ways residents, professionals and politicians have created outstanding transit systems and livable communities.

Instructor – Eric Doherty, MA Planning, BA Geography

Eric is a transportation planner and the co-author of the recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Transportation Transformation: Building Complete Communities and a Zero-Emission Transportation System in BC. . In his consulting business, Ecopath Planning, Eric focuses on practical approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts, while improving community resiliency and livability. Find out more at www.ecoplanning.ca

Course Outline:

1) Environmental and social impacts of transportation

2) Transportation after the age of cheap oil

3) Transportation Planning Basics:
•    Elasticity of traffic volumes
•    Transit, cycling and pedestrian priority measures
•    Shifting incentives – money and time
•    Transportation as a determinant of land use

4) Case studies:
•    Vancouver BC – 1970s freeway revolt sets stage for future success
•    Zurich Switzerland – Referendums drive innovation
•    Curitiba, Brazil – First bus rapid transit system drives land use
•    Bogota, Columbia – Cycling and walking integrated with transit
•    Portland Oregon –  Freeway revolt opens way for cycling and light rail progress
•    Ottawa Ontario – Integrated system builds transit ridership in advance of rapid transit

5) The Transportation Transformation vision, how freight and long distance passenger innovations complement changes in cities.

To register call 604 323 5322 Course # RSRC1042  www.langara.bc.ca

http://ecoplanning.ca/events

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