Friday, November 22, 2019

Blogger sharply criticizes Edmonton Executive Council for inaction on #climatejustice

You can imagine my disappointment, then, when I read in the report that the city has an opportunity to increase ridership by approximately 28% by switching to a zero-fare program, yet is not poised to take this opportunity.
Simply put, our obsession with single-occupancy vehicles (read: cars) is unsustainable. Beyond the urban planning nightmares it has created (not to mention the outrageously high death tolls for both riders and pedestrians which we tacitly accept in the name of convenience), low occupancy vehicles are a major source of GHG emissions. And while many point to electric vehicles as a solution to the emissions part of the equation, even EVs are problematic from a finite resources perspective.
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