Mexican Uber Advertising in the Annoying Drone Category



In the movie classic Back to the Future II Marty McFly encounters a drone walking a dog down the street.  Twenty seven years later the MIT Technology Review  reports that drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico City were subjected to a feast of drones holding signage with Uber sponsored messaging aimed at the single driver on the road. Messages included: “Driving by yourself?” some scolded in Spanish. “This is why you can never see the volcanoes”—a reference to the smog that often hovers over the mega-city and obscures two nearby peaks.


 As Bloomberg points out, Uber already does more business in Mexico City than any other city it operates in, and Brazil is its third-largest market after the U.S. and India. Uber sees Latin American countries as generally easier targets for expansion than either of its top two markets.


The use of drones for advertising services also points out the need for legislation to regulate what must be a very pesky annoyance when  stuck in Mexico City traffic.

Buildings With Colour


Located near the stadium, and sporting pink/bronze coloured mirrored glass.  Daring in this town of simple grey and green.

It’s the parq Vancouver casino and hotel complex.


Thanks to “guest” for the head’s-up.

And, from the parq Vancouver web site:

Sexy, playful, and full of promise.

Live life as it is meant to be lived – amongst friends with great food, extraordinary spaces and artful design. Plan a serene getaway to parq’s urban garden oasis, indulge in unique spa adventures, or dine and play at one of its exceptional restaurants or world-class casino.

  • 517 Hotel Rooms in Two Hotels
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars & Lounges
  • Casino with Private Gaming Salons
  • Spa and Fitness Gym
  • 62,000 sq ft of Conference and Special Event Space


Item from Ian: Bike dollars save health dollars

From Fox News, of all places:


Every $1,300 New York City invested in building bike lanes in 2015 provided benefits equivalent to one additional year of life at full health over the lifetime of all city residents, according to a new economic assessment.

That’s a better return on investment than some direct health treatments, like dialysis … Our greatest public health intervention, vaccines, take about $100 investment to yield one quality-adjusted life year …

The study did not distinguish between bike lanes, bikeways, shared-use paths and other bike facilities, said Anne Lusk, a research scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston who was not part of the new study. …

Painting unprotected bike lanes into roads may not reduce injury and death, she said.

“Once considered desirable because they were ‘low hanging fruit,’ we need to stop painting door zone bike lanes and start creating barrier protected cycle tracks,” Lusk said. Riding in the so-called door zone can be fatal if someone in a parked car opens their door at the wrong time, she said.


Tales From the West End – Oct 18

Tales From the West End

This month retired UBC history professor and author Bob McDonald is our featured story teller.  Bob specialized in teaching BC History and published a book on early Vancouver history, “Making Vancouver”.  His story will focus on an early West End family, the Bell-Irvings.

You are encouraged to listen, sketch or bring your own stories and historic photographs of the West End to share with the community.


JJBean Coffee Shop, 1209 Bidwell St., (Bidwell & Davie)

Tuesday, October 18

5:45-7:30, story telling from 6:00-7:00

Admission: Free, Complimentary coffee and tea thanks to JJBean



2016 Gill Lecture: Michael Goldberg – Nov 4

Warren Gill Lecture

The Vancouver Region: Moving Towards World Class – But Not There Yet

Metropolitan Vancouver, already blessed by its beauty and location, emerged in the last generation as a widely admired planning success. But nothing in city building is more dangerous than complacency.

Dr. Michael Goldberg will look at Vancouver at a crossroad – with new leadership locally and federally, a new commitment to infrastructure renewal, land use, transit and transportation planning, as well as housing affordability and regional economic development. All are crucial, and none is a given, if Vancouver is to achieve its goal of being a global capital and sustainability leader.


November 4

7 pm

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (at SFU Woodward’s), 149 W. Hastings Street

Admission: Free, but as seating is limited, reservations are required. Reserve on Eventbrite.


Dr. Michael Goldberg’s academic and public career has spanned over four decades. From 2002 to 2004, he was Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia, and the HR Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy in the UBC Sauder School of Business where he served as Dean from 1991 to 1997. His research addresses cities, their transportation, housing and land use systems and their competitive position in the global economy and the policies needed to globally enhance this competitiveness.

This event is sponsored by UniverCity.

More information

The Self-Driving Car and the Self


From New York Magazine.   This article is really good, with lots of surprising insights.  Here are some:


The experience of driving a car has been the mythopoeic heart of America for half a century. How will its absence be felt? We are still probably too close to it to know for sure. Will we mourn the loss of control? Will it subtly warp our sense of personal freedom — of having our destiny in our hands? Will it diminish our daily proximity to death? Will it scramble our (too often) gendered, racialized notions of who gets to drive which kinds of cars? …

What will become of the cinematic car chase? What about the hackneyed country song where driving is a metaphor for life? …

Without a need for driver’s licenses, the age of 16 will cease to be a demarcation between childhood and adulthood, a move that will simultaneously infantilize adults and liberate children (who will be able to “drive” as soon as their parents allow them to go unsupervised). Parents, meanwhile, will be liberated from hours spent playing limo driver for their kids.

Professional drivers of all stripes — taxi drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers, delivery people — will lose their jobs, and countless industries will be forced to evolve. …

When it isn’t doubling as a family environment, the self-driving car could become a rolling bedroom. It could even expand upon the car’s current role as a no-tell motel. Lipson and Kurman envision a “bed bus” model, “complete with shaded windows for privacy.” Since many riders will be all alone in their cars with nothing to do, the authors also predict that self-driving cars “could offer a comfortable new viewing environment for fans of pornography to immerse themselves in.”

Perhaps their ickiest prediction is that, to relieve themselves of the loneliness of riding in a sealed-off little pod, passengers will pay extra for the “Meet People” option the next time they rent a robo-taxi, so they “could be matched up with other passengers of the same age, or with similar patterns of web browsing and Facebook ‘likes.’ ”

By coordinating their movements, automated vehicles will be able to clump together into “platoons,” which will reduce wind drag, like the peloton in a bicycle race, allowing them to reach tremendously high speeds with relative safety. They will avoid selfish driving, which exacerbates traffic jams, and they will be able to learn from one another’s mistakes, a feature called “fleet learning.”

And because they will be able to communicate with each other in ways more complex than mere hand signals and honks, they will be able to begin radically refashioning the modern road network. Instead of stopping at intersections, self-driving cars could weave past one another; rush-hour traffic could conceivably swell to fill empty oncoming lanes, with lone cars slicing upstream against the flow of traffic, the way Brazilian army ants do. Our cars, in short, may finally achieve the state of swarm intelligence that has long eluded us but that the animal kingdom has been exploiting for millennia. …

14-driverless-cars-3-nocrop-w710-h2147483647-2xIt cannot be long before the windshield is fully colonized by glowing pixels, serving, at least part of the time, as a kind of widescreen TV. Eerier still, the glass surfaces could all be programmed to display a highly stylized version of the car’s surroundings, by applying Instagram-style filters, incorporating augmented reality games, or simply fictionalizing the landscape into something altogether more scenic. If I were asked to condense the whole of the coming decades into one mental picture, I might pick this soon-to-be familiar sight: a man in a motorcar, riding along an asphalt highway while staring blankly at a glowing screen. …

What exactly is that freedom worth? In answering that question, we as a society will schism in curious ways. For those of us who see driving as a kind of imprisonment — which, spatially speaking, it quite literally is — an extra hour to work or play (or eat, or read, or meditate, or fix our hair and do our makeup) will be cherished. But for those who see driving as a physical expression of freedom — which, spatially speaking, it also quite literally is — the end of driving will feel like confinement. …

Some on the right are already equating steering wheels to guns, making it plain that they will not give them up gladly. As political battles so often do, this rhetoric contains a gendered subtext: The nanny state wants to take away our cars, but real men won’t ever give them up. …

Because driverless cars are programmed to never break (or even bend) traffic laws, they will never go more than ten miles over the speed limit, even when you’re rushing to the hospital and your daughter’s face is turning blue. You will never take a turn a little too hard, causing that little droopy feeling in your gut. You will never do doughnuts, never peel out, never gun your engine. The shared experience of American adolescence — much of it spent in cars, acquiring a nuanced understanding of when, and how, it is okay to break certain rules — will simply vanish. In exchange, we will be given a few more minutes each day to stare at screens. …

Perhaps driverless cars can be hacked and taught to do things contrary to their makers’ intent. (If Ballard’s cyberpunk descendants have taught us anything, it’s that technology never plays out as neatly as predicted.) Perhaps teens will crawl out the window at high speed and Teen Wolf their cars’ roofs. Perhaps, as the science-fiction writer Roger Zelazny envisaged, people will take their cars on a “blindspin,” typing in random coordinates and then allowing the car to surprise them, like automotive flâneurs.

Perhaps the cars will be programmed to give pedestrians and bicyclists more space, and streets will finally become less menacing to the frail human body. Or perhaps, following a great tidal shift in our values, the sprawling suburbs will wither and cars will be relegated to a minor role, as people decide they would rather walk and ride bikes through human-scale towns and dense, effervescent, welcoming-and-yet-weird-as-fuck cities.

Who can say for certain? The future is unfathomably strange, and always has been.


Parking at the Tsawwassen Mills Mega Mall-Motordom’s last gasp?


Business in Vancouver‘s Glen Korstrom  reports that Tsawwassen Mills has no intent to change the way the traffic circulates in the mega mall parking lot to alleviate the huge jams of idling cars trying to access and exit the 180 store behemoth  on Class 1 farmland. With only three exits servicing 6,000 parking spaces, things can get a little dicey. And a little heated.

The first opening weekend traffic flag people  hired by the mall as well as the Delta police and RCMP worked to make traffic flow. However that did not stop anxious car idlers from driving their SUVs’ over landscaping to escape the curvilinear feeder streets, nor did it stop shoppers from parking along Highway 17 and in an adjacent farmer’s field. Coupled with the rain, and some hot tempers  it was like watching an outdoors monster truck rally.

Approximately 284,000 shoppers jammed B.C.’s newest mall in the six days following Tsawwassen Mills’ October 5 launch and many of them complained about being stuck in parking lot gridlock that was so bad that it took up to four hours to leave the facility.

“To prevent [gridlock] from happening again, we’ve adapted some of the learnings to the traffic control people we have in place for the busier times,” the mall’s general manager Mark Fenwick told Business in Vancouver October 13.

The Bunt  and Associates Transportation Planning and Engineering plan for Ivanhoe Cambridge will not be amended. The mall manager states “What we’re doing is providing some educational material for guests to better show guests how they would exit the parking lot .It’s not as simple as having one exit on each side of the property. As people learn the site, it will flow a lot better, I’m sure.”

No mention of how to get there by  transit or how to access the site safely from nearby Tsawwassen by foot. Motordom is alive and well on this farmland floodplain location.


The Future for Oldsters? It’s all about walkable communities


The New York Times reports on a new phenomenon-the seniors are leading the way in retirement by showing us how we SHOULD be living-in walkable communities.

While people look for a comfortable house that works for families when they are younger,  “aging in place” is not necessarily the right term for older folks-“aging in community” appears more apt. This is especially important as the baby boom goes into their senior years, and will need access to shops and services, and may not necessarily be able to use a car.

In the age of the Fitbit and a growing cohort of active, engaged retirees eager to take their daily 10,000 steps, retirement communities have been slow to change. Eighty percent of retirees still live in car-dependent suburbs and rural areas, according to a Brookings Institution study.

Retirement communities are normally in two types: isolated gated communities, or large homes on golf courses, such as Tsawwassen Springs. The challenge is both of these types of developments are car dependent, and not great for walking, with curvilinear streets and dead ends. There is a new shift-getting out and walking to shops and services. Among senior housing projects, examples include Waterstone at Wellesley along the Charles River in the Boston area and The Lofts at McKinley in downtown Phoenix. 


Walkability, though, is much more than a hip marketing pitch. It’s linked to better health, social engagement and higher property values. Research shows that walkable mixed-use communities can reduce disabilities for the aging, enhance social contacts and creates community. The challenge is building senior friendly mixed use developments within existing cities, as mainstream retirement developers had traditionally favored suburban or exurban sites that involve sprawling “greenfield” building on relatively cheap farmland. The new approach, by contrast, is for dense, urban or town-centered sites that are accessible for services and socially vibrant.

Changes that will be needed to accommodate seniors are rezoning mixed use developments and infrastructure changes such as wider sidewalks, bike lanes, more public transportation options and longer pedestrian signal walk times. That way instead of moving to remote locations away from family and familiar services, Grandma and Grandpa can stay where they have always been and be part of the whole community.

Using Your Noodle

The Toronto Star today features a chin-stroking piece on a D.I.Y. device that Mr. Warren Huska of Toronto uses for his 18-km daily commute between The Beaches and North York.

Now, when he mounts his trusty two-wheeled steed, Huska is protected by a pool noodle.

Strapped to his bike’s frame with bungee cords, the floppy foam cylinder is a reminder to drivers not to get too close.

…for the past year, drivers have given Huska a wider berth.


 (Randy Risling / Toronto Star)

Most of Toronto is not kind to commuter cycling. Biking along the lakeshore is nice in decent weather and the old City of Toronto’s grid allows some relatively direct connections parallel to arterial roads. But north of St. Clair Avenue and the Don Valley, you are on your own.

The city’s new bike network plan looks pretty good on paper, but each separate project will need its own follow-up engineering, design, and approvals stages. This is where a lot of consultants will be paid a lot of money to investigate and design cycle lanes that will never get built. As a consultant myself, I encourage my Ontario colleagues to shoot for the moon.

With less network redundancy in the ‘burbs, direct connections need to be made along arterial roads. What are the odds that the City will reduce car capacity along the widest roads in York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, or North York to accommodate cyclists? Slim.

In one of those ‘why hasn’t anyone thought of this before’ moments, Mr. Huska has created his own portable cycling infrastructure; and by his account, it works.

Huska took up the noodle in mid-2015, when Ontario enacted new laws requiring drivers to leave one-metre’s distance when passing cyclists on the road.

“The edge of the noodle (helps them) gauge space instead of them trying to judge where my elbow was,” said Huska.  The change he noticed was “almost magical,” Huska said.

In a perfect world, dangling a pool noodle from the side of your bike to nudge motorists towards safer driving behaviour wouldn’t be necessary. But as anyone who’s ever had to bike along Lougheed Highway, Kingsway, even Hastings Street can tell you, our world is sometimes a damn mess. Good for Mr. Huska for taking some clever initiative when the City of Toronto won’t.

City Conversations: Granville Island – Oct 20

After Niagara Falls, Granville Island is Canada’s most visited destination. But Emily Carr University’s coming move to Great Northern Way has triggered the need for an update.

Planners want to hear your ideas for better ways to access and move around Granville Island. Get out your wish list! Think out of the box! Now’s the time to fix Granville Island’s problems, celebrate its successes, and insure its sustainability for the next 25 years.

To frame the conversation, we have Michael Stevenson, SFU President Emeritus and Vice Chancellor, and head of the review; and Tim Barton, Senior Transportation Planner at Bunt & Associates.


Thursday, October 20

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Room 1600, SFU Vancouver – 515 West Hastings

Registration is not required. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.

New York City taxi license prices fall with Uber and Lyft in market


This article from Business Insider shows what these two representatives of disruptive technologies are doing to the price of a New York City “medallion” or taxi license.

In 2014, a medallion was listed for sale for 1.4 million dollars. Early this month, a medallion — basically the right to operate a yellow cab in New York — was listed for $250,000 on

Medallions are tightly regulated, and you cannot operate a taxi in New York without one. They’re losing value with the cab business taking a hit amid the rise of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. 

Notably, although taxis are still beating Uber and Lyft in New York City, the share of trips shrank to 65% in April 2016 from 84% in April 2015, according to charts shared by Morgan Stanley analysts in July.

As a percentage of dispatched trips, conventional taxis have dropped by 9 per cent, while growth of dispatched trips are in the triple digits for Uber and Lyft. Will Uber and Lyft have the same impact in the Metro Vancouver market?



Ecological Values and the Tsawwassen Mills Mega Mall


Columnist Pete McMartin  went to the Tsawwassen Mills mega mall on opening day October 5 stating “The mall is alarmingly big, and its construction on what used to be prime farm land between Ladner and Tsawwassen was greeted by both loathing and eager anticipation by locals — of which I am one. Some saw it as a welcome addition to the retail landscape, which was limited, or an abomination that would forever destroy the cozy feel of their communities.”

He also stated that his wife refused to shop there, but may have been outnumbered by the consumers eager to experience the mall. The Province reports that 284,000 people went to the mall in the first six days, including 201,000 from October 5 to October 8.


Vancouver Sun columnist Douglas Todd did a double take on a “Waste of Farmland” billboard protesting the building of the Site C Dam located on Tsawwassen First Nations land. As Todd notes, “The billboard is not questioning, however, how the giant Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall has just been built on more than 1,000 acres of  adjacent farmland owned by the Tsawwassen band. The billboard is instead questioning why the B.C. government is building its Site C dam on farmland in the far-away Peace River district.”

Todd summarizes that as part of the 2007 Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty with the B.C. government and others “ added 1,072 acres of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to the Tsawwassen band’s land, on which the mall, one of Canada’s biggest, has been built. The 180-store mall was constructed on Tsawwassen First Nations land by Ivanhoe Cambridge, a multi-national conglomerate based in Quebec. Members of the Tsawwassen First Nations expect the deal to be an economic boon for them. It’s always interesting how ecological values are tested when money is involved.”

Thirty km/h School Zones reduce accidents in Edmonton

edmonton-ab-september-2-2014-edmontons-new-school-zone Some municipal transportation staff  believe that lower speed limits do not in fact slow vehicles, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to also share the street. In Edmonton new lower speed signage around schools HAS slowed traffic.

As reported in the Edmonton Metro News last Friday in areas around schools subject to new  30 km an hour zones, there has been a marked decrease in car accidents with pedestrians and cyclists. There is also some handy information about stopping distances on the City’s website, as well as some very sobering statistics:

  • Children aged 5 to 14 years are at the greatest risk for pedestrian-related deaths
  • Children aged 10 to 14 years have the highest incidence of pedestrian-related injuries 
  • The most common action that results in injury or death of a child is crossing at an intersection

In Edmonton twelve school zones had new pedestrian crossing lights, freshly painted sidewalks, reader boards indicating drivers’ speed, and reflective stop sign poles implemented.

Collisions causing injuries to cyclists and pedestrians fell by more than 70 per cent from an average of seven before the change was implemented in 2014 to just two during the school year in 2015.

This is all part of Edmonton’s Vision Zero strategy to stop road deaths and injuries within the city. Some residents are now asking for the 30 km/h to be extended throughout the neighbourhoods.


If I Had a Billion Dollars (Updated)


David Negrin of Aquilini Development and Construction Inc. will take over as CEO for FN development on 6 properties spanning 160 acres ($1 B worth) of Metro Vancouver land.


David Negrin will begin his new job Dec. 1 as head of the MST Development Corporation, which represents the interests of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Negrin’s appointment was announced Oct. 13 in a press release but Negrin was not made available to the Courier for an interview.

Thanks to Mike Howell at the Vancouver Courier.

From the web site:  The MST Development Corporation currently oversees six properties totaling 160 acres of prime developable lands throughout Metro Vancouver, valued at over $1 billion.

Properties fully or partially owned by the MST Partnership are:

  • Jericho Lands (west) in Vancouver
  • Jericho Lands (east) in Vancouver – co-owned with the Canada Lands Company
  • Heather Street Lands in Vancouver – co-owned with the Canada Lands Company
  • Former Liquor Distribution Branch site on East Broadway in Vancouver – co-owned with Aquilini Investment Group
  • Marine Drive Lands in West Vancouver – co-owned with the Canada Lands Company
  • Willingdon Lands in Burnaby – co-owned by the Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh with Aquilini Investment Group

[Update]:  And thanks to Frances Bula in the Globe and Mail for reaction from around Vancouver:

They (the real estate community) see it as a sign that First Nations will now be playing a strong role in the development of that land instead of just being a quiet partner behind a private developer or with Canada Lands Corporation, the federal agency that co-owns with the MST the Jericho Lands on Vancouver’s west side and the Heather Lands, in the centre.

“This is very good news [for the First Nations],” said Jon Stovell, the current president of the region’s Urban Development Institute. “The First Nations groups have been having some difficulty finding a fit with conventional business world and their own expectations. Having a real seasoned professional will assist them.” . .

. . . Mr. Negrin’s departure from Aquilini will be a big loss for that company, said many, even though residential development is only a small part of the family’s empire that includes the Canucks, Rogers Arena, cranberry and blueberry farms, hotels and restaurants.

“It’s now clear the successes they were having were probably David’s accomplishments,” said Mr. Stovell.

Arbutus Greenway Reminder

PT got this the other day via the Arbutus Greenway Project Office mail list.

In September, the City held five public workshops on temporary design options for the Arbutus Greenway. We’ve also received more than 500 emails, letters and 3-1-1 calls, and presented at four City of Vancouver advisory committees.

Come to a public information session on the Arbutus Greenway temporary path and learn how the public’s input shaped the final design:

  • Saturday, October 15, 10 am – 2 pm, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 West 7th Avenue

These meetings will be drop-in info session format. City staff will be available to answer questions. You can also view the information boards and consultation summary report, which will be posted online and shared with you by email on Friday.

Arbutus Greenway Project Office, City of Vancouver | 3-1-1 |

Pedestrian Deaths, Seniors and the Walk and Be Seen Project 2016




So far this year 11 pedestrians have died on Vancouver streets, the latest being a senior who was struck by a car at Yew Street  and 49th Avenue a few days ago. That is more than one citizen a month that is being killed, and the majority of those deaths are senior Vancouverites.  If it was a disease and  not cars killing residents, we would be calling this an epidemic.

In 2012 seniors (those folks that are over 65 years of age) were only 13.2 per cent of the population. Forty per cent of  pedestrian fatalities that year were seniors.

Two mindful and very involved women in the west side of Vancouver decided to do something about this. Lynn Shepherd and Sabina Harpe come from professional librarian and social work backgrounds and were deeply concerned with the fact that no one is looking at seniors’ pedestrian safety in Vancouver winters.  Even the City of Vancouver gives short shrift to pedestrian issues, with no dedicated staff resourcing,  lumping those issues with cyclists in a volunteer advisory committee to Council.

Pedestrians issues are very different, and it is also the disenfranchised that do a lot of walking-those too young , too  infirm, too old and/or too poor to choose other alternatives. They are truly the voiceless, and no matter how well meaning  any volunteer advisory committee is, the importance  of walking mobility deserves to be championed and staffed separately and aggressively at city hall.


Lynn and Sabina have done a lot of the work that the City of Vancouver should have done-they met with experts in the field, spoke to seniors groups and those with mobility challenges, and decided to focus on a project to encourage seniors to walk prudently and safely in winter, the time where most seniors are the most vulnerable to being hit by cars. They formed a committee through the Westside Seniors Hub at Kits House that included representatives from BEST, the Dunbar Residents Association/SFU, the Jewish Family Agency, Walk Metro Vancouver, Kits Community Centre, Brock House Society, ICBC and the Vancouver Police Department. They did their research and found that Sweden has had a three-fold reduction in vehicle and pedestrian fatalities and injuries since the adoption of a Vision Zero campaign in 1997. Besides encouraging better driver behaviour and pedestrian compliance to using intersections and crosswalks, visibility was key.

Vancouver’s low-light winters and rainy days mean that walkers need to be visible-the use of reflective items similar to those used in Finland could bring traffic accident and deaths down. While countries like Finland mandate that children must wear reflective items on their clothes, there is nothing like that in North America. By creating the “Walk and Be Seen Project” seniors that are walking in winter will be asked to walk with and trial various reflective items, including the reflective safety sash and snap on reflective bracelets. They are creating a pilot  project for 150 walking seniors on how to increase safety and visibility in winter by the use of reflective items. Their objectives are to encourage safe walking in low-light, complement ICBC and Vancouver Police Department safety campaigns, gather feedback, and use the date for further initiatives. And I completely expect those seniors to model behaviour and lead the way in us all wearing reflective items while walking  in our low light and potentially dangerous winter street environments, and start the dialogue on championing other pedestrian initiatives-road design, speed, and driver behaviour.

Kudos must be given to these two extraordinary women who are championing vulnerable seniors’ walkability and safety. You can find out more about this project at the Kitsilano Autumn Fair at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Open House from 10:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday October 22nd, or by emailing