Saturday, February 21, 2009

Planetizen publishes fare-free advocate

Dave Olsen has been a tireless advocate for free public transit for many years. His writing is succinct and inspiring. The link is here.

Dave's sites: Human Powered Ethical Environmental Consulting

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bring back the streetcar

There is little doubt that Vancouver’s transit system blows Calgary’s out of the water. Vancouver is usually declared Canada’s “most livable” city for good reason. It’s warm, green, culturally diverse and well planned. Much of the city’s liveability could easily be attributed to its well-oiled transit system. But the future of Vancouver’s transit system might not be in high tech trains–it might be in old-timey 19th century-style trolley car lines. - NewResilient