Transportation

2010 Better Transit Award honors Llew Lawrence

In 2005, Citizens for Better Transit launched an annual award program to recognize citizens who have made significant contributions to the improvement of public transit. Named after former city councillor and transit advocate Professor Gerry Wright, the 2009 award is sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569.

The 2010 Gerry Wright Better Transit Award recognizes the contributions of Mr. Llewellyn (Llew) A. Lawrence, former Director of Marketing and Director of Operations of the Edmonton Transit System. Read more about 2010 Better Transit Award honors Llew Lawrence

Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

Deadline: 
31 Mar 2010

Do you know an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement or advancement of public transit in the Edmonton area?  If so, would you like to see this individual's contributions recognized with the annual Gerry Wright Better Transit Award? 

Five years ago, Citizens for Better Transit introduced a public award program to recognize outstanding contributions to public transit.  Since its inception, the Gerry Wright Better Transit Award has recognized worthy citizens at the annual ETS Community Fair each April. 

Sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569 as well as other organizations and businesses, this award program is important to demonstrate to present and future generations the high value placed on individual contributions toward the improvement of our city and its quality of life.  It also serves to encourage citizens to continue to step forward and promote further improvement of our transit system. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Award until March 31st (note extended deadline).  The Award will be presented to the chosen recipient on Saturday, April 24th at the ETS Community Fair and Opening of the Century Park LRT extension.

Nomination forms are available at www.bettertransit.ab.ca; nominations are accepted either by regular mail or electronically (email) to [email protected] Read more about Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

Commuter Challenge 2009

May 31 2009 - 2:00pm to Jun 6 2009 - 11:00pm

Commuter Challenge is a national program that encourages Canadians to walk, cycle, take transit, carpool (ride share) or tele-work instead of driving alone to work. The Challenge supports workplaces as they encourage their employees to leave their cars at home for their personal health, the health of their communities and the health of the environment. Individual Canadians can participate too.

The program is based on a friendly competition between workplaces and communities across Canada to see which has the highest percentage participation rates during the week. Read more about Commuter Challenge 2009

Location

Car Sharing Cooperatives: How they work

Mar 13 2009 - 1:30am

Free Workshop

Alert to the growing need to take practical action on climate change emissions from Canada’s transportation sector and to reduce household expenses associated with owning a car, the Canadian Cooperative Association and the Car-Sharing Coop of Edmonton is pleased to announce a public awareness and education meeting on car-sharing cooperatives. Read more about Car Sharing Cooperatives: How they work

Location

Room 9-315, Robbins Health Learning Centre
Grant MacEwan City Centre Campus (northwest corner, 109 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

Reduce Auto Emissions Petition

Bow Valley Clean Air Society

Since we can’t eliminate the use of cars all together, help us ensure that Canada’s outdated vehicle emissions standards are drastically improved. By adopting standards equivalent to California’s Clean Cars law, we would reduce carbon emissions from cars by 30 per cent by 2016, using only existing and available technology. Please sign this petition, which asks the Alberta Government to adopt the California standards for vehicle emissions. Read more about Reduce Auto Emissions Petition

A Campaign for a Sustainable Future

Aug 28 2008 (All day)

Sustainable Calgary

Did you know that the City of Calgary is currently developing a long-term plan that will direct growth for the next 50 to 60 years?

The Plan It Calgary project explores possible futures for Calgary through an integrated land use and mobility plan that accommodates an additional 1.3 million people and over 600,000 jobs. Managing how and where this growth occurs will be critical in creating a sustainable city. Read more about A Campaign for a Sustainable Future

Location

Old YWCA building, main floor meeting room
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Dreamy Bike Ride & Outdoor Film Screening

Jun 29 2008 - 4:00am

Imagine, A drive-in movie just for bikes! How Dreamy!

The Bike Tree Collective Presents

The Dreamy Bike Ride 2008!

A night time ride through Calgary, ending in Riley Park for a free film screening.

Bike enthusiasts, local activists, as well as fans of local and Canadian film will come together to celebrate a car-free way to spend a Saturday night. On June 28th, everyone is invited to meet at 10pm at the Olympic Rings in Eau Claire Plaza. Bring your bike, and lots of friends! After a leisurely bike ride through the downtown and Riverside area, bikers will be brought to Riley Park to watch a film screening of You Never Bike Alone (A documentary about Vancouver’s Critical Mass movement), as well as shorts by local Film Makers. There will be a vegan bake sale, refreshments, and free popcorn! Read more about Dreamy Bike Ride & Outdoor Film Screening

Locations

Eau Claire Plaza
Calgary , AB
Riley Park
Calgary , AB

Bikeology Festival

Jun 28 2008 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Edmonton’s Wild Ride Festival

Bikeology

June 28 is the ultimate day for velo-love in Edmonton and you are invited to Beaver Hills House Park, Jasper Ave + 105th St. at noon. Stay til 5 p.m. when we call it a day. Best of all, ITS FREE!

What is Bikeology?

It is the science of how bike culture and velo-love can transform our lives and make our community stronger. Read more about Bikeology Festival

Location

Beaver Hills House Park
105 Street and Jasper Avenue
Edmonton , AB

Edmonton Bicycle Transportation Plan Open House

Jun 18 2008 - 10:00pm to Jun 19 2008 - 2:00am

Project Overview

The City of Edmonton retained Stantec Consulting in early 2007 to update the City's 1992 Bicycle Transportation Plan (BTP). The BTP is one of the guiding documents for the Transportation Department, dealing with how bicycles are integrated into Edmonton's transportation system. Route expansion, maintenance and engineering standards will be examined along with bike parking, connections to transit, and other supporting programs and policies. Read more about Edmonton Bicycle Transportation Plan Open House

Location

Stantec Centre
10160 112 Street
Edmonton , AB

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