Monday, November 25, 2013

Bus-only lanes deliver ‘huge savings’ after first year: Calgary Transit

Metro: "It wasn’t the most major of projects, but the addition of bus-priority lanes along a stretch of Centre Street one year ago has saved about 63,000 hours of total passenger travel time, according to Calgary Transit."

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Calgarians for Transportation Choice

A coalition of NGOs dedicated to healthy, active, vibrant, safe, & sustainable YYC communities that enable walking, wheeling, cycling, transit, carpooling, & carsharing.: "We envision Calgary as a place where kids and adults alike feel comfortable walking, riding their bikes, rollerblading, skateboarding, or taking the bus to school or work. We think that everyone should be safely accommodated on our streets, from young parents pushing strollers, to seniors requiring a wheelchair, and everyone in-between."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

People in Edmonton want #walkability, #publictransit

Happy Rails: " In Avenue’s latest survey of more than 1,200 readers, 80 per cent said access to transit and LRT are very important, compared to just 64 per cent who felt the same way about major roads. Pedestrian friendliness (94 per cent) was twice as important to them as parking, which also indicates many Edmontonians are turning away from vehicles."

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

‘Nobody understands’ spills at Alberta oil sands operation

Toronto Star: "Oil spills at a major oil sands operation in Alberta have been ongoing for at least six weeks and have cast doubts on the safety of underground extraction methods, according to documents obtained by the Star and a government scientist who has been on site."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mother Nature is talking. Are we listening?

 (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)
Police Order 100,000 People to Leave Calgary After Floods - Bloomberg: "Companies including Suncor Energy Inc. (SU), Canada’s largest energy firm by market value, closed offices in the city center, workers were told to stay home and schools, bridges and roads were closed. The Bow and Elbow Rivers, which meet near the middle of Calgary, were expected to remain high for several days after 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain fell over two days."

Thursday, April 4, 2013

11 steps to transform our energy system | Troy Media


11 steps to transform our energy system | Troy Media: "The only solution is concerted action to transform the world’s energy system to a low- or no-carbon one.

... Encourage more public transit ...."

Friday, March 22, 2013

Inner-city real estate prices 'skyrocketing' thanks to walkability

Inner-city real estate prices 'skyrocketing' thanks to walkability: "CALGARY — Proximity to amenities – an area’s accessibility – has become one of the key determinants of a residential property’s value, according to the Real Estate Investment Network.

And a neighbourhood’s ‘walkability’ to those amenities is becoming increasingly more important to potential homebuyers.

REIN says the latest research shows that there is indeed an association between a neighbourhood’s Walk Score and the value people place on real estate in that neighbourhood."

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Inner-city rebirth has prices on the rise, but population growth hasn't kept pace | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun

Inner-city rebirth has prices on the rise, but population growth hasn't kept pace | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun: "Of those, the average price tag soared between 205% to 260%, a direct result of increased demand to settle closer to the core, said Walters.

“The reason behind it is access — access to the downtown, access to work, access to transit,” she said."

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Families abandon homes near Alberta bitumen facility - Canada - CBC News

Families abandon homes near Alberta bitumen facility - Canada - CBC News: "Half a dozen families have abandoned their homes in a northwestern Alberta community, blaming emissions from a nearby heavy oil production site.

"We probably should have left earlier than we did," said Erin Lebreque, whose family moved away from the Peace River area, 365 kilometres west of Fort McMurray, in October."

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oil Sand Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Level - NYTimes.com

Oil Sand Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Level - NYTimes.com: "OTTAWA — The development of Alberta’s oil sands has increased levels of cancer-causing compounds in surrounding lakes well beyond natural levels, Canadian researchers reported in a study released on Monday. And they said the contamination covered a wider area than had previously been believed."

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