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Blog
Mar 20, 2018
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SUVs and trucks nullify car efficiency gains

David Suzuki
Transportation accounts for about 14 per cent of global emissions and is now the largest source of CO2 emissions in the U.S., mostly from cars and trucks.
Blog
Dec 27, 2016
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Gates of Ale

Sprawl is an enemy of the Left

Yves Engler
Instead of fearing a populist backlash for supporting tolls, progressive need to recognize their strategic interest in promoting pedestrian, bike and mass transit scale urban spaces
Podcast
Dec 26, 2016

Putting a climate lens on infrastructure spending

Redeye
The Liberal government passed a private member's bill giving funding priority to green infrastructure projects. Eric Doherty say this could mean tens of billions of dollars more for public transit.
Blog
Dec 21, 2016
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Kenny Louie

Private car, socialized costs

Yves Engler
As auto interests have pocketed stupendous profits over the past century they've also pushed to socialize huge amounts of urban land.
Blog
Jul 26, 2016
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Will growing our fuels drive us to a cleaner future?

David Suzuki
Research into new types of biofuels is also important, but the massive amounts of land, biomass and water required to produce conventional biofuels mean they aren't a panacea.
Podcast
May 6, 2015
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Parents shifting away from car ownership

Redeye
People with young children have many reasons to prefer cars to other forms of transportation. Yet a new study shows that parents are keen to reduce their car use despite the challenges.
Podcast
May 5, 2015

Access to transit improves health

Redeye
In Metro Vancouver, some communities have a lot of transportation options, others are primarily designed for cars. A new survey shows a clear link between health and access to public transit.
Podcast
Feb 22, 2015

Understanding Vancouver's transportation referendum

Redeye
In the middle of March, registered voters in Metro Vancouver will be asked to approve a 0.5 per cent increase to sales tax to fund improvements to the transportation infrastructure in the region.
Podcast
Jan 29, 2015

Making New York City streets safer for pedestrians

Redeye
Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in NYC have dropped sharply since the introduction of a vigorous campaign to beef up traffic enforcement. Alana Miller explains how it was done.
Podcast
Feb 5, 2014

Dangers of moving oil by rail

Redeye
The derailment of an oil train in Lac Mégantic last year killed 47 people and spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the town. Since then, a number of other fuel trains have derailed.

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