Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free transit in Kingston? Let's do it!

What if Kingston… – Kingstonist: "Do you think many Kingstonian’s would relinquish their automobiles in favour of a free, lifetime public transit pass?  Would taxpayer funds be better spent on offering free transit service rather than spent on lane expansions and third crossings?  Not only do I think the answer to both of those questions is yes, but I believe the positive ramifications would far exceed beyond curing traffic congestion and greenhouse gases, as the result could include more bike lanes, business opportunities for car sharing, and increased levels of personal fitness.  By leading the way and becoming the first Canadian city to adopt a free transit system, Kingston could set itself apart from other sustainable wannabes and reap the benefits."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Radio Ecoshock Show: KILL THE CAR

The Radio Ecoshock Show: KILL THE CAR: "It is a mark of our deep insanity that politicians keep promising and building more roads, highways, freeways, and bridges for the last days of the private car, the last decade or two of oil. Tell them to stop! Stop wasting our money, the last of the oil, our atmosphere, and our future!"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Speak up for pedestrians - Cars are not gods

Drawing Attention to Pedestrian Safety is Appropriate – From My Bottom Step: "The incidence of vehicle/pedestrians collisions, and the percentage of those collisions that result in injuries to pedestrians, is apalling.

What’s even more apalling is the apparent lack of police enforcement of pedestrian rights in this City and the way that pedestrian issues are given so little attention by our City Council."