#BIKETORIA: How the City of Victoria Aims to Be One of the Best Small Cities in the World for Cycling

June 29, 12-1:30 pm PDT
Moderated by Brian Patterson, Urban Systems Vancouver
Registrations are free, but reservations are required: Reserve

Victoria City Council has made an unprecedented commitment to building a world-class cycling network that’s comfortable for people of all ages and abilities and connects all neighbourhoods and destinations in the city. #BIKETORIA is the project that brings the council’s bold vision and commitment to life. Through this project, the council unanimously approved an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) bicycle network which, when complete, will provide over 24 kilometres of enhanced bicycle infrastructure. Read more

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Another View on Urban Transportation: Scenes and Details, Policy and Action from Cities of Africa, Asia and Australia

July 7, 1-2:30 pm PDT
Presented by Cole Hendrigan, City of Red Deer
Registrations are free, but reservations are required: Reserve

Much of the current discourse on the future of urban transportation beats a fairly common path between Northern Europe and a few North American urban outliers. While often a very appropriate suite of places to look towards, this path misses an appreciation of efforts to provide higher-quality public transportation in other cities. In this webinar, Cole Hendrigan will look at examples of multi-modal urban transportation, the priorities (or lack thereof), the urban response and their human-scaled details. Read more

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From Spaces for Cars to Spaces for People: How Shared Space in Auckland Moves Us Towards People-oriented Spaces

July 7, 1-2:30 pm PDT
Presented by Darren Davis, Auckland Transport
Registrations are free, but reservations are required: Reserve

Auckland, New Zealand, has been a global pioneer in creating shared-space streets in its city centre as part of a laneway circuit of shared and pedestrian spaces. The results have been positive: Traffic volumes and speeds are down and pedestrian numbers and retail sales are up. But most importantly, it has created spaces for people to linger and enjoy that were formerly used to simply facilitate the movement of motor vehicles. As with anywhere, there are learnings to be had, and the question has to be raised: Is it time to take the next step and start turning shared streets into people streets for pedestrians and cyclists? Read more

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Next Generation Transportation: June 25, 1-2 pm PDT (online)
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