A few years ago I wrote about travelling to Corvallis. Today, I learned that there is an online petition to bring reliable, frequent passenger rail to Corvallis. If you would be more likely to visit Corvallis if passenger rail service existed, please consider adding your name to the petition.
The BC General Election is May 14, 2013. Now is the time to get on the voters’ list, meet the candidates in your electoral district, and let them know that you want to see some action on sustainable transportation, from transit to cycling.
If, like me, you missed last night’s Next Generation Transportation: All Party Forum, you can catch up on the conversation by viewing a summary of the participants’ tweets (thanks SFU Carbon Talks). Don’t forget to also search #bctranspo on Twitter.
On Election Day (and advance voting days), join the BC Cycling Coalition’s Bike to Vote campaign by pedaling to the polls.
Together, we can make transportation an election issue!
Spacing Vancouver posted Brigitte Patenaude’s A Car-Free Life video today, which features the Bruntlett family. Watch Chris, Melissa, Coralie and Etienne travel around Vancouver on foot, bike and public transit:
You can follow the Bruntletts’ car-free experiences on Melissa’s Velo Family Diaries blog.
If you love car-free living, consider attending the Car Free Vancouver Society’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 27th, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Community Centre (Art Room) at 1 Kingsway.
The Car Free Vancouver Society is looking for new committee members, and particularly needs Car Free Vancouver Day festival liaisons, web team members and volunteers with administrative skills. The AGM is also the place to discuss ideas you have for hosting a car free day festival in your own neighbourhood. Is there anyone out there who wants to take up the challenge of bringing a car free day to Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond or other communities in the Lower Mainland?
Bring your ideas and friends! Full details about the meeting can be found on the Society’s website. See you there!