Good Read: The Future of Mobility in Cities: Multimodal and Integrated

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 services can have profound impacts on community quality of life and resident’s access to opportunity.

A new international working group developed the following ten principles to guide urban decision-makers and stakeholders toward the best outcomes for the transition to new mobility options.”

“We prioritize people over vehicles. The mobility of people and not vehicles shall be in the center of transportation planning and decision-making. Cities shall prioritize walking, cycling, public transport and other efficient shared mobility, as well as their interconnectivity. Cities shall discourage the use of cars, single-passenger taxis, and other oversized vehicles transporting one person.”

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Peg City Car Co-op at Nuit Blanche!

Mark your calendars, Winnipeg. Peg City Car Co-op has a very fun project in the works for Nuit Blanche this year. Saturday, September 30, 2017  – “Keep Me Awake”, a storytelling shuttle experience. On buses, commuters overshare to lighten their load.  In taxis, strangers let details of their day out of their mouths like fireflies: … Read more →

Good Read: Trees Can Save A City $500 Million Every Year

“Combined with the strong scientific evidence that trees are an ideal way to make life in cities better, the study shows that there’s a serious economic reason to invest in them. ” “Trees have a proven positive impact on cities: They lower wind speed and thus energy consumption. They reduce pollution and heat. They generally improve how neighborhoods are perceived. … Read more →