Friday, April 22, 2011

CAA-Québec - Take advantage of free public transit on April 22!

CAA-Québec - Take advantage of free public transit on April 22!: "The Avec un ami (with a friend) initiative, proposed by Quebec Earth Day, is a first-of-its-kind campaign across Quebec to promote public transit use. Eleven Quebec transit networks are offering people the chance to try their services free of charge on Earth Day, April 22."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Métro Montréal - La piétonnisation bientôt en marche

Métro Montréal - La piétonnisation bientôt en marche: "Les automobiles seront de nouveau exclues des rues Sainte-Catherine et Saint-Paul cet été. L’arrondissement de Ville-Marie a annoncé jeudi, que ces deux artères seront réservées aux piétons à compter du 18 et 20 mai, respectivement. Elles le demeureront jusqu’au 13 et 26 septembre."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Choices (Political and Transportational)

I'll admit it - I have a political crush on NDPer Megan Leslie (who's running for re-election in Halifax). Why? 
  • She was voted "Rookie MP of the Year" in 2009.
  • When she spoke on Bill C-449 (giving seniors free access to transit in off-peak hours) she talked about the impact of free transit ("Free transit would greatly increase the quality of life by removing the terrible choice between rent, food, or heat and bus tickets.") and called for the development of a National Transit Strategy for Canada.
  • She's had some great clips recently on CBC because of her role as NDP spokesperson on health.
But, most of all, she's running a carbon-neutral campaign that includes transit, cycling and carsharing. It's nice to see someone who actually gets it - how we do the work matters as much as the work we're doing. I look forward to the day when this is the norm, not the exception. Until then, I'll work on convincing people that I'm not a saint just because I use Calgary Transit to get to work-related events, ok? (I'll point out the other reasons instead, hehe.)

**Bonus points for her reference of climate-change discussions in this election campaign as an "issue of inter-generational equity" because, really, isn't it?

(Cross-posted at Witch-Ways, where I've been crafting magic on the internet since 1994.)