Monday, December 12, 2016
Vancouver’s Shining Example
Check out this CityLab article on Vancouver’s success in nudging drivers out of cars. The city now reports that fully 10 percent of commutes to work in Vancouver are on bikes, a figure that far exceeds results of all other U.S. and Canadian cities of comparable size. By last year half of all trips within Vancouver’s city limits were taken on bike, foot, or transit—a goal the city had hoped to reach by 2020. The article includes a roughly 8-minute video that covers Vancouver’s “active transit” success and shows how the city managed to avoid the planning pitfalls that harm so many other cities’ efforts.